A Blow to the Heart

Marcel Theroux
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A taut, intelligent thriller boasting both a brain and a heart.

The violent death of Daisy's husband leaves her a widow at 32, obliterating everything she has lived for. As she struggles to build a new life, a chance encounter with her husband's killer becomes the starting point of a journey into obsessive hatred. Daisy stalks the man, a small-time criminal and boxer called Joel Heath, and pursues him in secret into the twilight world of professional boxing. She befriends Tate, a boxing hasbeen, and his deaf protege Isaac, in order to strike back at Heath. But Isaac's disability and his once-in-a-lifetime talent present Daisy with harder choices and more dangerous opponents than she could have imagined.

Author bio:

A novelist and broadcaster, Marcel Theroux recently fronted a television documentary about climate. The Paperchase, his second novel, won him the Somerset Maugham Award.

Category: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9780571229529
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: September 2007
Page Extent: 224
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Literary fiction