The First Punch | Jon McGregor | Granta Magazine

The First Punch

Jon McGregor

‘He calls me a cunt, and he kicks me in the side, his boot fitting neatly between my hip bone and the base of my ribcage.’

Jon McGregor

Jon McGregor is the author of three novels: If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, So Many Ways to Begin, Even the Dogs. He has twice been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and was winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize. His most recent book is This Isn't the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You, a story collection.  He lives in Nottingham.

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