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Winner of the Fabri Literary Prize
"Mike Tyson Slept Here is an unorthodox novel that unblinkingly, hilariously confronts the most difficult truths about love and human nature.
Verdict: Highly readable, wry, and thought-provoking, this novel should appeal to a wide audience as well as to readers of prison-themed narratives such as Stephen King's Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile."
"For taking us deep into a world our literature so rarely deigns to visit, and for doing so with empathy and humor and not one atom of condescension, and for knowing so intimately all his characters’ fears and hopes, and for being able to express them so scarily well, Chris Huntington deserves some kind of medal—-possibly all of them. Mike Tyson Slept Here is a throttlingly beautiful little novel."
-Tom Bissell, author of The Father of All Things and Extra Lives
"Huntington celebrates the human spirit in all its imperfections, and offers the reader a surprise at every turn. One of the finest fiction books published this year, Mike Tyson Slept Here will go far—and hopefully garner a few more heavyweight prizes on its way."
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