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The Boxer

ISBN: 9781906838775
Available: March 2014
Binding: PB(f)
RRP: £14.99
Size: 240x170
Extent: 200
Colour: B&W throughout

“ A powerful portrait of prizefighter Harry Haft ”

Poland, 1941. Sixteen-year-old Harry Haft is sent to Auschwitz. When he is forced to fight against other inmates for the amusement of the SS officers, Haft shows extraordinary strength and courage, and a determination to survive. As the Soviet Army advances in April 1945, he makes a daring escape from the death march. After the war, having escaped the Nazis, Haft again puts his strength to good use, establishing a career as a prize fighter in the USA. In The Boxer, Reinhard Kleist reveals another side to the steely Harry Haft: a man struggling to escape the memories of the fiancée he left behind in Poland. This is a powerful graphic novel about love and the will to survive.

It's the compelling tale of a born fighter, survivor and romantic.

Paul Gravett - The Independent