The Toronto Raptors: Background information when reading Fight Night

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Fight Night

by Miriam Toews

Fight Night by Miriam Toews X
Fight Night by Miriam Toews
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    Oct 2021, 272 pages

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    Jan 31, 2023, 272 pages

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The Toronto Raptors

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Toronto Raptors logo featuring claws holding a basketballIn Fight Night, grandmother and granddaughter Elvira and Swiv are both big fans of the Toronto Raptors, a Canadian basketball team that competes in the NBA's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division. The novel has a few autobiographical elements, as author Miriam Toews lives in Toronto in a household that includes her own mother (whose name is Elvira), her daughter, and two of her grandchildren. Throughout the novel, the Raptors are referred to frequently in passing and play in the background on the television. The team was established in 1995 during the NBA's expansion into Canada, along with the Vancouver Grizzlies. A nationwide vote gave rise to the team's name, chosen due to the popularity of the movie Jurassic Park at the time. Upon the relocation of the Vancouver Grizzlies to Memphis in 2001, the Raptors became the only Canada-based team in the NBA.

Fitting with the theme of fighting and working together for something greater, at one point in the novel, Elvira says that the reason...

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