The Chief (Paperback)

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The Chief (Paperback)


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A fight for his people.

Sonny Bear, the Tomahawk Kid, has a championship left hook. But his boxing career's going nowhere, and he's ready to hang it up.

Then his manager, tough ex-cop Alfred Brooks, and his "writer," college boy Martin Malcolm Witherspoon, scheme Sonny into a glitzy Las Vegas match. Suddenly he's everybody's darling and headed for Hollywood stardom.

But fame isn't all it's cracked up to be, and Sonny needs to make the fight of his life to decide where he really belongs.

Robert Lipsyte is the author of twelve acclaimed novels for young adults and is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring his lifetime contribution in the genre. His debut YA novel, The Contender, has sold more than one million copies. He was an award-winning sportswriter for the New York Times and the Emmy-winning host of the nightly public affairs show The Eleventh Hour. He lives on Shelter Island, New York, with his wife, Lois, and his dog, Apollo.

Product Details ISBN: 9780064470971
ISBN-10: 0064470970
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: March 4th, 2003
Pages: 240
Language: English

“Dramatic doings, terse and thrilling language, and deftly sketched characters produce a heart-pounding read.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Pulse-pounding action scenes… Memorable sports fiction.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Engrossing and involving, the story has action, character development, humor, and a strong, satisfying finish.” — ALA Booklist