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Bloodlines : a horse racing anthology

Author: Maggie Estep; Jason Starr
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From provocative peeks into the lives of jockeys, trainers, owners, and breeders, to the down and dirty doings of bookies and gamblers, here is a literary tribute to a favorite national pastime. Editors Maggie Estep (Diary of an Emotional Idiot; Flamethrower) and Jason Starr (Twisted City; Lights Out) have brought together original fiction and nonfiction from some of our most beloved writers. Lee Child heads off the
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maggie Estep; Jason Starr
ISBN: 1400096952 9781400096954
OCLC Number: 64898144
Description: 372 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: The .50 solution / Lee Child --
Black-eyed Susan / Laura Lippman --
The Smarty Jones bubble / Steven Crist --
Hippomancy / Scott Phillips --
Beast / Maggie Estep --
Wise crowds and foolish bettors : why it's so hard to beat the track / James Surowiecki --
Gurriers / Bill Barich --
The horse in our history / Daniel Woodrell --
Heart / Wallace Stroby --
All horses have beautiful eyes and a big cock / Jonathan Ames --
The cynical breed / Charlie Stella --
The derby / Laura Hillenbrand --
White mule, spotted pig / Joe R. Lansdale --
August of 1959 / William Nack --
The selector / Jerry Stahl --
Racing gods and wild things / John Schaefer --
The graveyard of Jimmy Fontaine / Jason Starr --
What I learned from them after they came home from the track / Jane Smiley --
Horse of a different color / Ken Bruen --
My life as a childhood racing junkie / Meghan O'Rourke.
Responsibility: edited by Maggie Estep and Jason Starr.
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From provocative peeks into the lives of jockeys, trainers, owners, and breeders, to the down and dirty doings of bookies and gamblers, here is a literary tribute to a favorite national pastime. Editors Maggie Estep (Diary of an Emotional Idiot; Flamethrower) and Jason Starr (Twisted City; Lights Out) have brought together original fiction and nonfiction from some of our most beloved writers. Lee Child heads off the collection with a thrilling story about a hit man hired to knock off a horse mid-race. Laura Lippman contributes a vivid tale about a young man who makes money selling parking places at the Preakness and the intriguing woman he meets. Here is Bill Barich on the misfortunes of an Irish gambler, Joe R. Lansdale on one man's ambition to win a mule race in east Texas, Laura Hillenbrand on the Kentucky Derby, and James Surowiecki on the wisdom of horse-racing crowds. Jonathan Ames adds his unique theory of horse love, Meghan O'Rourke shares her touching recollections of going to Saratoga as a child, and Jane Smiley tells of her experiences raising thoroughbreds.

This standout collection on horse-racing featuring twenty authors, from national bestsellers to Pulitzer Prize winners, is as page-turning as it is diverse. Also includes pieces by Ken Bruen, Steven Crist, Maggie Estep, William Nack, Scott Phillips, John Schaefer, Jerry Stahl, Jason Starr, Charlie Stella, Wallace Stroby, and Daniel Woodrell.

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