Rope Burns Stories From the Corner Author:F. X. Toole, F. X. Toole In this hard-hitting collection of powerful and moving tales, F.X. Toole breathes life into vivid, compelling characters who radiate the fierce intensity of the worlds they inhabit:
An aging cut man with an incorrigible sweet tooth
Fearless Maggie Fitzgerald and her quest to become a champion boxer... more »
Seņora Cabrera who makes low-fat refried beans to keep a local fighter in top form
I obtained the book mainly for the story that spun off the film Million Dollar Baby. When I finished the book, I was very impressed with the other stories as well, and feel Mr. Toole would have had much more enjoyable reading to offer had he not passed away. I'll be on the lookout for his one other book.