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The Fallow Season of Hugo Hunter

Tekijä: Craig Lancaster

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From the bestselling author of 600 Hours of Edward comes the story of a boxer and a sportswriter whose fates are inextricably linked. Hugo Hunter, a would-be champion who never quite made it, is on his last legs. Thirty-seven years old, soft around the middle, and broke, he's plummeted from his glory days of title fights to small-time bouts against brawlers and punks. Watching ringside for nearly twenty years has been Mark Westerly, a sportswriter who has struggled to keep a professional distance from the man whose life and career have become enmeshed with his own tumultuous trajectory. Hugo and Mark share a history that runs deep and has at times gotten ugly. As Hugo lands on the ropes again, Mark steps in to try to save him--and unburdens himself of long-held secrets regarding Hugo's past. But can these two men, who've lived so long under the weight of their own tragedies, finally help each other find redemption?… (lisätietoja)
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"The last time I saw Hugo Hunter in the boxing ring was on a miserable Tuesday that pissed down freezing rain in Billings, Montana." That's how Craig Lancaster begins his latest novel, "The Fallow Season of Hugo Hunter." He pretty much tells the whole story right there in the first line, but, as a reader, you know pretty much that he's got you hooked and you are not going to be able to wriggle off the hook till he gets you to the bitter end of this terrific novel.

Although the backdrop to this story is boxing, it is not primarily a sports story. Instead, it is a story about the nature of friendship and integrity and dreams. It's the story of a reporter (Mark Westerly) and a boxer (Hugo) who captivated the reporter who realizes that he got too close to the story some time between seeing Hugo "captivate the world as a seventeen-year-old and seeing him laid out on the canvas twenty years later." It is the story of the rise and fall of a young boxer who years later is reduced to fighting against nobodies and getting beat to a bloody pulp just to keep fighting. It's also the story of the reporter who stood by him through thick and thin while his own life crumbled about him.

This is no ordinary sports story because Lancaster captures the atmosphere of the boxing ring and the atmosphere of the oldtime newsroom better than almost anyone ever has. Hugo was the biggest sports star the town had ever seen and there was a time that you couldn't pick up a box of breakfast cereal without him staring back at you. What happened in the twenty years? What reduced Hugo to fighting nobodies on a Tuesday night? The narrator reminisces about how it all was back then.
As much as on the surface Hugo is the star of the story, the tale is just as much about the narrator, his failed marriage, his son, his life, as it is about Hugo and maybe the takeaway from that is that all stories are in some sense as much about the narrator as about the subject matter.

The writing is tight and you can feel the narrator's sarcasm like a razor, talking for instance about Schronet having the biggest night of his life beating Hugo and it was something he would tell his kids about "if any woman made the mistake of letting him father some."

The true mark of a good book that, when you finish it, you start looking up what else the author has crafted. This is that type of good book. ( )
  DaveWilde | Sep 22, 2017 |
The blurbs and reviews say this is about boxing but that's not what it's about. It's about learning to look forward from regret, about not dwelling on 'what-if's' but on facing up to one's failings and getting primed for the next challenge. As a fan of Lancaster's Edward books I liked the tie in with the Stanton family saga. Will there be a Hugo and Edward match up in the future? I hope so!

I received this book for free through the Goodreads First Reads program.
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  wandaly | Jun 30, 2016 |
This was a kindle unlimited read. ( )
  yvonne.sevignykaiser | Apr 2, 2016 |
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From the bestselling author of 600 Hours of Edward comes the story of a boxer and a sportswriter whose fates are inextricably linked. Hugo Hunter, a would-be champion who never quite made it, is on his last legs. Thirty-seven years old, soft around the middle, and broke, he's plummeted from his glory days of title fights to small-time bouts against brawlers and punks. Watching ringside for nearly twenty years has been Mark Westerly, a sportswriter who has struggled to keep a professional distance from the man whose life and career have become enmeshed with his own tumultuous trajectory. Hugo and Mark share a history that runs deep and has at times gotten ugly. As Hugo lands on the ropes again, Mark steps in to try to save him--and unburdens himself of long-held secrets regarding Hugo's past. But can these two men, who've lived so long under the weight of their own tragedies, finally help each other find redemption?

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