Thom Jones, author of ‘The Pugilist at Rest,’ dead at 71

    NEW YORK – Thom Jones, an acclaimed short story writer who drew upon family tragedy and his own struggles for such collections as “The Pugilist At Rest,” has died.

    Jones died Friday in Olympia, Washington, his longtime residence, according to his literary representatives, the Wylie Agency. He was 71 and died of complications from diabetes.

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