A story from Nikesh Shukla to stir the heart and awaken vital conversations about love.
An amateur boxer trains in the contained space of a gym. Readying themselves for a match.
About the author
Nikesh Shukla is a columnist for the Observer and theauthor of three novels, Coconut Unlimited (shortlisted forthe Costa First Novel Award 2010), Meatspace, and TheOne Who Wrote Destiny. Nikesh has written for theGuardian, Esquire, BuzzFeed, VICE, Noisey, Channel 4,BBC2, Lit Hub, Guernica, and BBC Radio 4. Nikesh is theeditor of the bestselling essay collection, The GoodImmigrant, which won the readers’ choice at the BooksAre My Bag Awards. Nikesh was one of Foreign Policymagazine’s 100 Global Thinkers, and the Bookseller’s 100most influential people in publishing in 2016 and 2017.