Spectator Transcendence: Response to Kerry Howley’s Thrown

By Kerry Howley

Thrown​ is wide-ranging and fiercely cerebral, spanning metaphysical transcendence, masculinity, MMA, and the American Dream. Readers follow Howley’s protagonist, Kit, on her search for transcendence through immersion into the savage spectacle of professional cage fighting.

The book begins with Kit stumbling onto an underground cage fight in Iowa featuring a…