Blood, Steel & Canvas: The Asian Odyssey of a Fighter is a story about fighting on two levels: the American lawyer author’s improbable career as Asia’s oldest amateur boxer and his fight to overcome colon cancer and its consequences. Through his friendships with boxers in the Philippines and Thailand, his efforts (not always successful) to learn the languages and his delight in experiencing local cultures, he sets an example for other expatriates who have the great fortune to live and work overseas. His unremitting enthusiasm and refusal to give up, under any circumstances, set an example for others with serious or life-threatening diseases.
©2011 Craig Alan Wilson (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
"Wilson is a thoughtful traveler and he provides insightful details into rituals and customs that few westerners ever experience firsthand. In a sport that most people associate with brutality, Wilson reveals the camaraderie that boxers share across barriers of language and ethnicity. Blood, Steel, and Canvas is an inspiring tale of a man who had to face death and traverse the world to find himself at home." (Robert Anasi, author of The Gloves: A Boxing Chronicle)
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