A Book of American Martyrs - Fight Night, Cincinnati: November 2011 - The Consolation of Grief: February 2012 Summary & Analysis

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This section includes the last three chapters of the part “The Consolation of Grief” in the novel: “Fight Night, Cincinnati: November 2011,” “‘Family,’” and “The Consolation of Grief: February 2012.” “Fight Night, Cincinnati” starts with the announcement of the welterweight boxing match between Pryde Elka “The Squaw” and D.D. Dunphy “The Hammer of Jesus” (667). Naomi has bought tickets to the match and a round trip flight. Naomi is feeling purposeless again, having done nothing with the archive. She had become obsessed with D.D. Dunphy and her career. Naomi had seen her on TV one night at a bar in Muskegee Falls, and overheard men talking about Luther and Dawn.

The fighters enter the ring - Pryde wearing vaguely Indian attire and braids, and D.D. wearing all black with spiky colored hair. Naomi thinks about...

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