Forthcoming: June 15, 2021
Eleven-year-old Jenny Arsenault is an undefeated wrestler, thanks in large part to the guiding principle her father has taught her—Strike First. But she's eager to try another principle. At the 1992 Canada East Championship, she defies Strike First and loses the gold. It's not the only loss that day. Her mother also dies, launching her father into an intercontinental search for the answer to an impossible question: How do you strike first at death? A bold, inventive novella with unforgettable characters, The Church of Wrestling shows that grief and obsession are full-contact sports, and family ties—even when seemingly broken—bind more tightly than a half nelson.