Title: Going Fast : a novel. First Edition, Signed.
Publisher:  Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton, 2009, ISBN:9780864925251
Seller ID: 94651
McCLUSKEY, Elaine. Going Fast : a novel. (Fredericton, New Brunswick) : Goose Lane Editions, (2009). First Printing. Pp (6),7-376. 8vo, white illustrated cardcovers with red spine, yellow & red lettering to spine. Cover has image of two boxers on a photo of a red boxing glove. Elaine McCluskey (b. 1955, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia). "In this punchy, uproarious romp of a novel, the Halifax boxing world - peopled with has-beens, wannabes, and posers dressed in spandex, leopard prints, and tie-dye -- touches gloves with the colourful world of sports reporting. Both groups need something hot with speedy delivery. Enter a cast of misfits. Turmoil Davies, an enigmatic Trinidadian heavyweight, is poised to storm the boxing scene. Ownie Flanagan, an old-school trainer, trains men with more ambition than talent. He's looking for "one real fighter" before he retires and believes Turmoil is it. Scott MacDonald, a journalist assigned to the boxing beat, tries to relive his own glory days through other men's sweat. With a wicked sense of humour, ElaineMcCluskey conjures a larger-than-life world where spotty turf is defended with klutzy bravado down to the final, unpredictable ten-count. Elaine McCluskey grew up in a boxing household. A former news editor and bureau chief for Canadian Press in Halifax, she has also worked as a reporter at CBC-TV and the Halifax Chronicle-Herald." - from the back cover. Faint spine creasing, else very good. Signed, without inscription, by the author on the first page. 14.00