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The Resource Roughhouse Friday : a memoir, Jaed Coffin

Roughhouse Friday : a memoir, Jaed Coffin

Label
Roughhouse Friday : a memoir
Title
Roughhouse Friday
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jaed Coffin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"While lifting weights in the Seldon Jackson College gymnasium on a rainy autumn night, Jaed Coffin heard the distinctive whacking sound of sparring boxers down the hall. A year out of college, he had been biding his time as a tutor at a local high school in Sitka, Alaska, without any particular life plan. That evening, Coffin joined a ragtag boxing club. For the first time, he felt like he fit in. Coffin washed up in Alaska after a forty-day solo kayaking journey. Born to an American father and a Thai mother who had met during the Vietnam War, Coffin never felt particularly comfortable growing up in his rural Vermont town. Following his parents' prickly divorce and a childhood spent drifting between his father's new white family and his mother's Thai roots, Coffin didn't know who he was, much less what path his life should follow. His father's notions about what it meant to be a man--formed by King Arthur legends and calcified in the military--did nothing to help. After college, he took to the road, working odd jobs and sleeping in his car before heading north. Despite feeling initially terrified, Coffin learns to fight. His coach, Victor "the Savage," invites him to participate in the monthly Roughhouse Friday competition, where men contend for the title of best boxer in southeast Alaska. With every successive match, Coffin realizes that he isn't just fighting for the championship belt; he is also learning to confront the anger he feels about a past he never knew how to make sense of. Deeply honest and vulnerable, Roughhouse Friday is a meditation on violence and abandonment, masculinity, and our inescapable longing for love. It suggests that sometimes the truth of what's inside you comes only if you push yourself to the extreme."--Amazon
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coffin, Jaed
Dewey number
  • 796.83092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1132.C5255
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coffin, Jaed
  • Boxing
  • Fathers and sons
  • Masculinity
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Thai Americans
  • Alaska
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Boxing
  • Fathers and sons
  • Masculinity
  • Thai Americans
  • Alaska
Label
Roughhouse Friday : a memoir, Jaed Coffin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1053484073
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 274 pages
Isbn
9780374251956
Lccn
2018045292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1053484073
Label
Roughhouse Friday : a memoir, Jaed Coffin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1053484073
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 274 pages
Isbn
9780374251956
Lccn
2018045292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1053484073

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