by Brenda S (Langley, B.C.): The story is told in the voice of a different character for each chapter with one character being of the wealthy elite while another is of the down trodden poor. The author uses great descriptive language to show the disparity between these two classes as well as between the perceived societal mores and the actual mores of each class. For example, men of ‘quality’ don’t always act in a gentlemanly like manner. I mean one of the settings for this novel is a brothel. There is plenty of dirty goings-on, so be prepared for some coarse language as well.
The novel isn’t just about female boxing, but an exploration of finding your identity within your class. I really enjoyed it.