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The fighter- Meet author Arnold Zable

Boroondara Library Service

Event Date: 22 June 2016
Author / Presenters: Arnold Zable

Arnold Zable is a highly acclaimed novelist, storyteller, educator and human rights advocate.

His latest book, The Fighter: a true story is the story of Henry Nissen, champion boxer, the boy from Amess Street in working-class Carlton who fought his way up to beat some of the world's best in the 1970s.

Now, he works on the Melbourne docks, loading and unloading, taking shifts as they come up. But his real work is on the streets. He's in and out of police stations and courts giving character statements and providing support, working to give the disaffected another chance.

And all the while, in the background is the memory of another fighter, his mother - and her devastating decline into madness.

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