"Donald McRae, in thrall to a 30-year boxing addiction, has seen countless fights both minor and major in England and the United States, and is on friendly, even intimate, terms with a number of boxers and their associates. Dark Trade bears comparison with Thomas Hauser's The Black Lights...but Dark Trade is more picaresque in form, taking the reader ringside in vividly rendered, and in several cases graphically brutal, matches...McRae brings to the highly charged, obsessive world of professional boxing a novelist's eye and ear for revealing detail and convincingly recalled dialogue...Engaging, sympathetically rendered, emotionally direct...This is an impassioned book." --Joyce Carol Oates, "Los Angeles Times"
About the Author
Donald McRae is also the author of Winter Colours: Changing Seasons in World Rugby and Nothing Personal: The Business of Sex.