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When Jack Johnson, world heavyweight champion, beat the white challenger Jim Jeffries at a famous fight in Reno in 1910, he thought he was made for life. But in fact it was the start of years of racist persecution, leading him eventually to exile in Europe. Johnson gives a vivid account of his chequered career in his letters to the English poet Mina Loy. The link between this unlikely pair is Mina's husband, Arthur Cravan, one-time French heavyweight champion, poet, conman and nephew of Oscar Wilde, who disappeared mysteriously before the birth of their daughter. Mina describes her disastrous first marriage, her success in Paris as an avant-garde painter then a poet, and her progress from Florence to New York, where she met Arthur, the love of her life. Logue's first novel is a triumph, reading as realistically as a biography, as the exchange of letters reveals a sad and hugely compelling story. (Kirkus UK)
This novel brings together three characters. Jack Johnson is a boxer who punched his way out of the dockyards at Galveston to become the first black heavyweight champion of the world. Arthur Cravan, the Dadaist provocateur, is competing for the heart of English modernist poet, Mina Loy.


Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 1999
Authors: Antonia Logue
Dimensions: 242 x 160mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-0-7475-3982-7
Barcode: 9780747539827
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-7475-3982-0

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