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The Resource After the lights go out, John Vercher

After the lights go out, John Vercher

Label
After the lights go out
Title
After the lights go out
Statement of responsibility
John Vercher
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Xavier "Scarecrow" Wallace, a mixed-race MMA fighter on the wrong side of thirty, is facing the fight of his life. Xavier is losing his battle with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), or pugilistic dementia-a struggle he can no longer deny. Through the fog of memory loss, migraines, and paranoia, Xavier does his best to keep in shape while he waits for the call that will reinstate him after a year-long suspension. Until then, he watches his diet and trains every day at the Philadelphia gym owned by his cousin-cum-manager, Shot, a retired champion boxer to whom Xavier owes an unpayable debt. Xavier makes ends meet by teaching youth classes at Shot's gym and by living rent-free in the house of his white father, whom Xavier has been forced to commit to a nursing home because of the progress of his end-stage Alzheimer's. Dementia has revealed a shocking truth about Sam Wallace, and Xavier finally gains insight into why his Black mother left the family when Xavier was young. As Xavier battles his aging body and his failing brain, each day is filled with challenges and setbacks. Then Xavier is offered a chance at redemption: a last-minute comeback fight in the largest MMA promotion. If he can get himself back in the game, he'll be able to clear his name and begin to pay off Shot. But with his memory in shreds and his life crumbling around him, can Xavier hold onto the focus he needs to survive? After the Lights Go Out is a haunting, unflinching look at the aftermath of a career in MMA-as Xavier forgets everything around him, you'll want to remember every single word"--
Storyline
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Writing style
Character
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11061184
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Vercher, John
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3622.E7336
LC item number
A68 2022
Literary form
fiction
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  • Mixed martial arts
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Racially mixed families
  • Family secrets
  • Arts martiaux mixtes
  • Familles mâetisses
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Mixed martial arts
  • Racially mixed families
Target audience
adult
Label
After the lights go out, John Vercher
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781641293310
Lccn
2021054026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1268205788
Label
After the lights go out, John Vercher
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781641293310
Lccn
2021054026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1268205788

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