Advance Praise for The Bone Cage...
- Edmonton Journal
"The Bone Cage immerses the reader in a passionate plot that is all the more compelling because of its realism. Fiction writers rarely portray the world of sport and the lives of Olympic athletes in an authentic and meaningful light. This novel is an exception. Angie Abdou has created characters that are intelligent, flawed and wonderfully sensual. Olympic athletes, Sadie and Digger, seek personal and social legitimacy as they negotiate their identities at the end of competitive sport careers. In this novel, the Olympic Games are not merely a backdrop; this international sport event functions like a character. For Sadie and Digger, the Games provide a foundation for their identities. This foundation offers hope and status as well as illusion and alientation." - Dr. Douglas A. Brown
"The Bone Cage is an utterly captivating evocation of the world of two athletes who are on their way to the Olympics. Original, visceral, emotionally alive, Angie Abdou's first novel is illuminated by her many clever takes on the divided ways our culture looks at bodies even as it is darkened by the events that radically alter the lives of these two "fighters," the wrestler and the swimmer. Like its stunning cover image, this engaging first novel also brilliantly catches not only the perils and trials but also the disciplined shimmer of the life of a champion swimmer."- Elisabeth Harvor
"This novel is as taut, lean and focused as the driven athletes' lives it chronicles." - Lynn Coady
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