Electric Literature: For the Teenage Girls in “Headshot,” the Boxing Ring Is a Place of Transformation

Electric Literature: For the Teenage Girls in “Headshot,” the Boxing Ring Is a Place of Transformation

Rita Bullwinkel’s debut novel Headshot takes place in the confines of a boxing ring in Reno, Nevada, over two days of championship matches to determine the winner of the 12th Annual Women’s 18 & Under Daughters of America Cup. Her protagonists, eight teenage girls, fight each other in a series of face-offs for the title […]

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Rita Bullwinkel’s debut novel Headshot takes place in the confines of a boxing ring in Reno,…