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Alfred is dissatisfied with his job and confused by the changes he sees going on around him, and begins training at donatellis gym to become a boxer. The breakthrough modern sports novel the contender shows readers the true meaning of being a hero this acclaimed novel by celebrated sportswriter robert lipsyte, the recipient of the margaret a. Alfred pushes his body to the limit by training under him. The contender is a comingofage novel whose protagonist, a black seventeenyearold high school dropout named alfred brooks, lives with his aunt pearl and her three daughters in harlem, a predominantly african american neighborhood in manhattan, new york city, in the mid1960s. Created by cooperative childrens book center ccbc univ. How do the police treat alfred at the beginning of this chapter. Does this take place in the same world as the summoners books. Alfred finds james in the cave, their childhood secret. Alfred understands that he can be a contender in life as well as in the ring, but he must first finish what he has started and prove to himself that he is a contender chapter 19 alfred prepares for his last fight, at parkway gardens in brooklyn, as he did the others, but he is noticeably more nervous. A vocabulary list featuring the contender by robert lipsyte, chapters 16. Answer the following questions in a complete sentence, being as precise and detailed as possible.
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