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Grimmish

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Peninsula Press

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Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award Pain was Joe Grim's self-expression, his livelihood and reason for being. He rarely won a fight, but in the early decades of the twentieth century Grim became a folk hero, distinguishing himself for his extraordinary ability to withstand physical punishment. In this wild and expansive novel Michael Winkler tells the story of Grim's 1908-9 tour of Australia, bending genres and histories into a kaleidoscopic investigation of pain, masculinity, and narrative.<br><br>The body in pain exists at the very limits of language. And yet Grimmish suggests that pain is also the most familiar and universal human condition - and, perhaps, the secret source of the human impulse to tell stories. By turns hilarious and tragic, vulnerable and tough, Grimmish is a truly a one of a kind - in the words of J.<br><br>M. Coetzee, 'the strangest book you are likely to read this year.'

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