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A horse named Sorrow

Author: Trebor Healey
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : Terrace Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When troubled twenty-one-year-old Seamus Blake meets the enigmatic Jimmy (just arrived in San Francisco by bicycle from his hometown in Buffalo, New York), he feels his life may finally be taking off. But the ensuing romance proves short-lived as Jimmy dies of an AIDS-related illness. The grieving Seamus is obliged to keep a promise: "Take me back the way I came," Jimmy had asked. And so Seamus sets out by bicycle  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Picaresque literature
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trebor Healey
ISBN: 9780299289706 0299289702 9780299289737 0299289737
OCLC Number: 779740462
Awards: Winner of Triangle Awards (Lgbt Fiction) 2013
Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Gay Fiction) 2013
Description: 275 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Trebor Healey.

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"When troubled twenty-one-year-old Seamus Blake meets the enigmatic Jimmy (just arrived in San Francisco by bicycle from his hometown in Buffalo, New York), he feels his life may finally be taking off. But the ensuing romance proves short-lived as Jimmy dies of an AIDS-related illness. The grieving Seamus is obliged to keep a promise: "Take me back the way I came," Jimmy had asked. And so Seamus sets out by bicycle on a picaresque journey with the ashes, hoping to bring them back to Buffalo. He meets truck drivers, waitresses, Native Americans, college kids, farmers, ranchers, and Marines--each one giving him a new perspective on his own life and on Jimmy's death. When he falls in man whose mother has also recently died, Seamus's grief and his story become universal and redemptive. Award-winning novelist Trebor Healey depicts San Francisco in the 1980s and '90s in poetic prose that is both ribald and poignant, and a crossing into the American West that is dreamy, mythic, mystifying."--Publisher's description.

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""A Horse Named Sorrow" is simply, inexorably beautiful. It is sexy, cinematic, the prose itself an absolute joy to read, and often funny as holy hell. It is, at the same time, one of the saddest Read more...

 
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