Picks and Pans Review: On Boxing
updated 12/28/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 12/28/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST
While on occasion she resembles a literary welterweight who, fights too often, Oates registers a knockout with this exploration of a life-at-the-extremes subculture. It's the sports book of 1987, and John Madden isn't in it once.