Dispatches from the World of Boxing
By Katherine Dunne
David Gionfriddo, CBZ Staff Writer
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A few years back, I had the opportunity to attend an amateur boxing event in a Portland, Oregon school gymnasium with author/journalist/fight fan/friend Katherine Dunn. As an admirer of her imaginative and nuanced fiction, I seized a quiet moment between fights to pose the ultimate sophisto-smartass query: How did some one who excelled in the delicate art of storytelling reconcile her love of boxing with the violence inflicted on its participants?