The Longshot: A Novel (Google eBook)
Cal and his trainer, Riley, are on their way to Mexico for a make-or-break rematch with legendary fighter Rivera. Four years ago, Cal became the only mixed martial arts fighter to take Rivera the distance -- but the fight nearly ended him. Only Riley, who has been at his side for the last ten years, knows how much that fight changed things for Cal. And only Riley really knows what's now at stake, for both of them.
Katie Kitamura's brilliant and stirring debut novel follows Cal and Riley through the three fraught days leading up to this momentous match, as each privately begins to doubt that Cal can win. As the tension builds toward the final electrifying scene, the looming fight becomes every challenge each of us has ever taken on, no matter how uncertain the outcome.
In hypnotic, pared-down prose, The Longshot offers a striking portrait of two men striving to stay true to themselves and each other in the only way they know how.
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Review: The Longshot: A NovelUser Review - Elle Patt - Goodreads
Lovely character study. I really admire Kitamura's ability to set a scene with succinct prose. Read full review
Review: The Longshot: A NovelUser Review - Angie Neddo - Goodreads
Read in one sitting, but had periods that seemed drawn out. Read full review
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