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Author Gordon, Jaimy, 1944-
Title Lord of misrule : a novel / by Jaimy Gordon
Pub Info Kingston, N.Y. : McPherson & Co., c2010
Book Cover
 General Collection, 2nd floor  PS3557.O668 L67 2010    CHECK SHELF
Subject Horse racing -- Fiction
Race horses -- Fiction
West Virginia -- Fiction
Descript. 294 p. ; 23 cm
Summary 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.--book jacket
Note 2010 National Book Award for Fiction
ISBN 9780929701837 (alk. paper)
0929701836 (alk. paper)