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Lord of misrule

Autor: Jaimy Gordon
Verlag: Kingston, New York : McPherson & Company, [2010] ©2010
Ausgabe/Medienart   Gedrucktes Buch : Belletristik : EnglischAlle Ausgaben und Medienarten anzeigen
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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  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Novels
Sports fiction
Fiction
Physisches Format Online version:
Gordon, Jaimy, 1944-
Lord of misrule.
Kingston, N.Y. : McPherson & Co., ©2010
(OCoLC)737731631
Medienart: Belletristik
Dokumenttyp Buch
Alle Autoren: Jaimy Gordon
ISBN: 9780929701837 0929701836
OCLC-Nummer: 660087825
Auszeichnungen: 2010 National Book Award for Fiction.
Beschreibung: 294 pages ; 23 cm
Verfasserangabe: a novel 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"--

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