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Lord of misrule : a novel

Author: Jaimy Gordon
Publisher: Kingston, N.Y. : McPherson & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gordon, Jaimy, 1944-
Lord of misrule.
Kingston, N.Y. : McPherson & Co., c2010
(OCoLC)737731631
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jaimy Gordon
ISBN: 9780929701837 0929701836
OCLC Number: 660087825
Awards: 2010 National Book Award for Fiction.
Description: 294 p. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: by Jaimy Gordon.

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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.

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