Fight Like a Girl

Category: Book
By (author): Kamal, Sheena
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Parents
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Martial Arts
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Penguin Random House Canada Teen
Published: March 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*The Beauty of the Moment meets Exit, Pursued by a Bear. Award-winning thriller writer Sheena Kamal delivers a kick-ass debut YA novel that will have fans crying out for more.

Love and violence. In some families they're bound up together, dysfunctional and poisonous, passed from generation to generation like eye color or a quirk of smile. Trisha's trying to break the chain, channeling her violent impulses into Muay Thai kickboxing, an unlikely sport for a slightly built girl of Trinidadian descent. Her father comes and goes as he pleases, his presence adding a layer of tension to Toronto's east-end townhouse Trisha and her mom call home, every punch he lands on her mother carving itself indelibly into Trisha's mind. Until the night he wanders out drunk in front of the car Trisha is driving, practicing on her learner's permit, her mother in the passenger seat. Her father is killed, and her mother seems strangely at peace. Lighter, somehow. Trisha doesn't know exactly what happened that night, but she's afraid it's going to happen again. Her mom has a new man in her life and the patterns, they are repeating.
Biographical NoteSHEENA KAMAL holds an HBA in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and was awarded a TD Canada Trust scholarship for community leadership and activism around the issue of homelessness. Her debut novel The Lost Ones (US)/Eyes Like Mine (UK) won the 2018 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, a Strand Magazine Critics Award and Macavity Award for Best First Novel. It has been sold in fifteen countries and was a Globe and Mail Bestseller, a TIME Magazine Recommended Read, an iBooks Best Book, a Bustle Best Book and a Powell's Pick. Fight Like a Girl is her debut YA novel and will also be published in the UK by Hot Key Books. Her next adult thriller is expected in Fall 2019. Kamal divides her time between Vancouver and Toronto. Visit her website at www.sheenakamal.com.