Since his family immigrated to New York a year ago,
Hiram Goldfarb has been running from the relentless bullies whose anti-Semitic
taunts are the least painful thing about them. Knowing his peace-loving father
would never approve, Hiram sneaks out of his familyís tenement at night to
watch the bareknuckle fights at the Woodrat. Each night, he begs a local
manager to train him to defend himself. Itís not until the managerís top
fighter, a teenage former slave who goes only by the name Lightning, takes Hiram
under his wing that his education as a fighter begins. But Lightning himself
has been running. Wanted for committing a crime, his days of hiding out in the
Bowery may be over when a Southern gentleman begins poking his nose around.
Scheduled to fight his main tormentor, Hiram must choose between ending the
bullying once and for all, or helping Lightning escape the Southernerís wrath.
ISBN: 978-1-4677-1458-7 (Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-1-5124-2162-2 (Paperback)