Big thanks to Dave Wilde for his kind words in a review of Fight Card: Barefoot Bones by Bobby Nash writing as Jack Tunney. You can read the full review here. Published by Fight Card Books.
Barefoot Bones is an absolutely awesome boxing adventure story. It is a fast-paced, action-packed story that takes the reader from backwoods Georgia where a young man learns how to face up to grade school bullies, to Chicago where he continues to encounter bullies, and to the Korean War where he takes on the enemy in furious hand to hand fighting.
If you are looking for a solid coming of age boxing story, it simply doesn't get any better than this. The author nails the narrator's voice. Move over Oliver Twist, here's an orphan who knows the sweet science of boxing.
Thanks again, Dave. Much appreciated.
Fight Card: Barefoot Bones is still available in paperback and ebook for your Kindle.
About Fight Card: Barefoot Bones:
Corporal James “Bones” Mason finds himself in the middle of a war zone. He is thrilled when his CO volunteers him for an inter-camp boxing tournament. The cease-fire is broken when a mortar attack hits interrupts his bout.
But that’s not where his story begins. “Barefoot Bones” Mason was a poor backwoods skinny kid, picked on by the larger boys, unable to fight back. All that changed the day he met Old Man Winters, a mysterious loner who teaches young Bones to defend himself.
Forced to leave behind everything he ever knew, teenage Bones hits the road, taking him from sweltering hot Georgia summers to freezing cold Chicago winters. Along the way, he has no problem finding trouble. But Bones knows how to handle trouble-- with his fists.
Can this skinny kid form the North Georgia Mountains survive the wilds of Korea so he can climb back into the ring one more time?
Bobby Nash’s Fight Card: Barefoot Bones is available now in paperback and Kindle ebook at Amazon.