acclaimed book of short stories, that was the basis for

the academy award winning movie

"million dollar baby"

"F.X. Toole is a writer to break the heart.  [He] reads like one who has journeyed to Hades and back, bursting with the tales to tell of what he has seen.  He's Archie Moore of his craft."

- Joyce Carol Oates

Posthumous novel: "the reader thanks mr. toole here, and forever after, for his last and greatest work."

San francisco chronicle

El Faraón del Alfabeto