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Every Time I Talk to Liston: A Novel

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Aging Amos "Scrap Iron" Fletcher has finally made it to Vegas, only to lose his first big-league fight and be falsely accused of selling secrets to his sparring partner's opponent. So he heads back to Trenton and hooks up with TNT, a reckless but kindhearted young boxer who's also down on his luck. With a little help from the spirit of Sonny Liston, Amos trains TNT for a s ...more
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Published May 2nd 2005 by Bloomsbury USA (first published May 14th 2004)
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I'm not a big fan of the sport boxing and I absolutely know nothing about it. But thorough this book, I get to know the personal struggle of an athlete, inside thoughts and was lucky enough to be given exposure in understanding the way he was raised up as that hugely contributes to how a person develop the inner strength. I really love the book as it provides life lessons that come from a totally different background, but the way readers can still relate to it proves that the basis of our strugg ...more
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Brian DeVido is the author of Every Time I Talk to Liston and the recently released Las Vegas Soul. He is a former sportswriter and Golden Gloves heavyweight champion.


Praise for Brian DeVido's Every Time I Talk to Liston:

"DeVido's writing shows quiet purpose in every move, carrying its insider knowledge with easy confidence." The New York Times Book Review

"This is a true page-turner . . . present
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