The Contender Summary
Robert Lipsyte

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The Contender Summary

“The Contender” is a young adult novel by Robert Lipsyte. In the novel, Alfred Brooks is a black 17-year-old high school dropout living in Harlem in the mid-1960s. Alfred is dissatisfied with his job and confused by the changes he sees going on around him, and begins training at Donatelli’s Gym to become a boxer. Although Alfred wants to be a champion, Mr. Donatelli says that first he will...

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