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The Boxer
by Philip Boyle

One killer punch... In the boxing ring that's all Eddie Brogan ever dreamed about, with little success. But those long nights are behind him, and now he can only dream about holding down a job, and the possibility of love.

But one wayward, drunken night, Eddie unwittingly finds that elusive punch. In a moment of madness he lashes out, and the consequences are devastating, causing Eddie’s life to spiral out of control.

Forced to leave Dublin, he travels to Edinburgh in the hope of finding the one person who might save him, the one woman who might love him. But as the dreams turn to nightmares, and he faces the prospect of losing her forever, Eddie must confront what he has done, and take his punishment. His fateful journey takes him finally to Brighton, to the centre of his personal storm, where he has to fight his past if he is to have a future. And resurrect his dreams of love.

Fierce, funny and moving, The Boxer’s Dreams of Love is a tough story about a decent man trying to find his place in an indecent world.
 

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