The Pugilist's Wife tells the story of Magdalene Tucker, a jilted woman who takes in a drifter during one of Sun, Louisiana's worst recorded droughts. When the townspeople find out about this, they decide to lead a sort of crusade to Magdalene's farm in order to put an end to Magdalene's and this man's sins, thinking them the sole cause of the town's plight. But no one can predict that this convergence upon Magdalene's land will turn violent, resulting in a brutal and bloody climax, where chance and coincidence take a back seat to love, honor, revenge, and pride.
The Pugilist's Wife
David Armand was born and raised in Louisiana. He has worked as a drywall hanger, a draftsman, and as a press operator in a flag printing factory. He now teaches at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he also serves as associate editor for Louisiana Literature. In 2010 his first novel, The Pugilist's Wife, won the George Garrett Fiction Prize and was published by Texas Review Press. His second novel, Harlow, will be released by Texas Review Press in Fall 2013. David lives with his wife and two children and is currently at work on his third novel.
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Texas Review Press, 2011