Sonny Liston is one of the most controversial men the boxing world has ever seen. He rose from a childhood of grinding poverty to become 1962’s heavyweight world champion. He spent time in prison, he was known to have mob connections, he was hated and vilified by his public. And after he lost the world title to Cassius Clay in a spectacular fall from grace, he died under mysterious and never fully explained circumstances.
‘Night Train is as much about Liston and boxing as it is about the darkest side of the American Dream. Liston’s story comes alive though clean, evocative prose, hard facts and lyrical, occasionally breathtaking writing’ – Time Out
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