The Boxer

Author(s): Nikesh Shukla

Young Adult Fiction

Told over the course of the ten rounds of his first fight, this is the story of amateur boxer Sunny. A seventeen year old feeling isolated and disconnected in the city he's just moved to, Sunny joins a boxing club to learn to protect himself after a racist attack. He finds the community he's been desperately seeking at the club, and a mentor in trainer Shobu, who helps him find his place in the world. But racial tensions are rising in the city, and when a Far Right march through Bristol turns violent, Sunny is faced with losing his new best friend Keir to radicalisation.


A gripping, life-affirming YA novel about friendship, radicalisation and finding where you belong.

PUBLICATION JULY 2019

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General Fields

  • : 9781444940695
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : June 2019
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 288
  • : Nikesh Shukla