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Sonny Liston was a friend of mine

stories

by Thom Jones

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Published by Little, Brown in Boston .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementThom Jones.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3560.O546 S66 1999
      The Physical Object
      Pagination312 p. ;
      Number of Pages312
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL376088M
      ISBN 100316472239
      LC Control Number98037999

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        SONNY LISTON WAS. A FRIEND OF MINE. Stories. By Thom Jones. pp. Boston: Little, Brown & Company. $ When most fiction writers pause, on the acknowledgments page of their books, to thank the.   It’s a greatest-hits collection, featuring the best of his three books (“The Pugilist at Rest,” “Cold Snap,” and “Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine”) and seven stories written since.

        Liston appears as a character in James Ellroy’s novel The Cold Six Thousand. In the novel, Liston not only drinks, but also pops pills, and works as a sometime enforcer for a heroin ring in Las Vegas. Liston also appears in the sequel, Blood’s a Rover. Thom Jones titled his collection of short stories Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine. The Devil and Sonny Liston by Nick Tosches suggests that much of what was known about Liston was a lie: from his age and place of birth to the way in which he ended up losing his title to the.


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Sonny Liston was a Friend of Mine, a collection of his stories, is a mixture of despair and exhilaration, surrealism and minutely observed realism. A Vietnam Vet swims alone across the English Channel to maintain the 'edge' that kept him alive in wartime.4/5.

Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine: Stories: Jones, Thom: : Books/5(27). Sonny Liston Was. a Friend of Mine. As soon as the turquoise blue Impala pulled in the driveway, Kid Dynamite was out of the backseat, across the lawn, into the house, and dancing out of his wool pants and tie as he vaulted up to his room.

Sunday services at St. Mark's Lutheran, when communion was offered, were very long affairs/5(4). This is one of the ‘Faber Stories’ one shot editions for the short story Sonny Liston was a Friend of Mine.

It’s a coming of age story of a young welter weight boxer who is training for the fight of his life/5. All this is delivered in a voice that is colloquial, tough-guy and well-read.

In the title story, Jones goes inside amateur boxing to follow Kid Dynamite, who fights for an innocent glory, but also to impress his girlfriend and, typically, his stepfather. His big moment is having his broken nose noticed by Sonny Liston at a publicity event/5(4).

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Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine     As soon as the turquoise blue Impala pulled in the driveway, Kid Dynamite was out of the backseat, across the lawn, into the house, and dancing out of his wool.

Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine Summary. After three well-received collections of stories, Thom Jones ’s own story is well known: a hitch in the Marines in the ’s, a stint at the Iowa.

Kid Dynamite beamed: "Sonny Liston is a friend of mine." The Kid trains hard for the Reine fight. He works out and runs five miles in the morning, then goes early to his job as a. A masterclass in tone, atmosphere and control, ‘Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine’ pays testimony to Thom Jones’s unique talent for the short-story form.

Bringing together past, present and future in our ninetieth year, Faber Stories is a celebratory compendium of collectable work. Books by this Author. Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine | Fox Lane Books Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles.

He met Liston’s gaze but found it almost impossible to sustain eye contact. Soon it. Contents: Sonny Liston was a friend of mine -- The roadrunner -- A run through the jungle -- Fields of purple forever -- 40, still at home -- Tarantula -- Mouses -- A midnight clear -- Daddy's girl -- My heroic mythic journey -- I love you, Sophie Western -- You cheated, you lied.

Sonny Liston was a Friend of Mine, a collection of his stories, is a mixture of despair and exhilaration, surrealism and minutely observed realism. A Vietnam Vet swims alone across the English Channel to maintain the 'edge' that kept him alive in wartime 5/5(5).

Sonny Liston was a friend of mine --The roadrunner --A run through the jungle --Fields of purple foreverstill at home --Tarantula --Mouses --A midnight clear --Daddy's girl --My heroic mythic journey --I love you, Sophie Western --You cheated, you lied.

Responsibility: Thom Jones. Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine date, lui, de Entre-temps, il y aura eu Cold Snap / Coup de froid, que je n'ai pas lu. C'est dire que les nouvelles de Thom Jones - heureusement que le "h" est là pour le différencier du héros du roman de Fielding ou du chanteur de 'What's New, Pussycat?' - ont mis du temps à nous arriver/5(14).

Sonny Liston was a friend of mine -- The roadrunner -- A run through the jungle -- Fields of purple forever -- 40, still at home -- Tarantula -- Mouses -- A midnight clear -- Daddy's girl -- My heroic mythic journey -- I love you, Sophie Western -- You cheated, you lied.

Thom Jones, who died inwas a National Book Award finalist, O. Henry Award winner, and the author of three story collections: The Pugilist at Rest, Cold Snap, and Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine. He received an MFA from the University of Iowa in and thereafter worked an array of jobs, from copywriter to janitor, until he was published for the first time, in The New Yorker, in his s: Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine: Stories Thom Jones, Author Little Brown and Company $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author Buy this book Like any good.

In the collection Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine (Little, Brown; $23), Jones’s physical descriptions are inspired – every jungle maneuver or Round One feint seems to be enacted before you. Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine. New York: Little, Brown & Company.SONNY LISTON WAS A FRIEND OF MINE.

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