- Published: Kingston, NY : McPherson & Co., 2010.
- Year Published: 2010
- Description: 294 p.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- 9780929701837 (alk. paper)
- 0929701836 (alk. paper)
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Lord of misrule
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Call number: Fiction
Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Pittsfield Adult, Traverwood Adult
At the rock-bottom end of the sport of kings sits the ruthless and often violent world of cheap horse racing, where trainers and jockeys, grooms and hotwalkers, loan sharks and touts all struggle to take an edge, or prove their luck, or just survive. Equal parts Nathanael West, Damon Runyon and Eudora Welty, Lord of Misrule follows five characters, scarred and lonely dreamers in the American grain, through a year and four races at Indian Mount Downs, downriver from Wheeling, West Virginia-- from dust jacket.
Because of the style, it wasn't an easy book to get into (if you're trying it, give it at least the first 50-75 pages before you make a decision)... but it had some fascinating relationships and dynamics.
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