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By Jaimy Gordon

A brilliant novel that captures the dusty, darkish, and lovely international of small-time horse racing, the place running shoes, jockeys, grooms and grifters vie for what little good fortune is available at a run-down West Virginia song .
Tommy Hansel has a plan: run 4 horses, all higher than they appear on paper, at lengthy odds at Indian Mound Downs, then seize the handbag -- or funds a gamble -- and run prior to anyone’s the wiser. At his part is Maggie Koderer, who reveals herself powerfully interested in the beautiful, used up animals of the inexpensive tune. She additionally lands within the cross-hairs of best coach Joe Dale Bigg. yet as information of Tommy’s plan spreads, from veteran groom medication Ed, to mortgage shark Two-Tie, to Kidstuff the blacksmith, it’s Maggie, now not Tommy or the handlers of mythical stakes horse Lord of Misrule, who will locate what is priceless in a global the place every little thing has a price.  

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The Philadelphia Inquirer “A travel de strength of strength and esprit. ” —Kirkus stories (starred) “Moving and lyrical … [A] approximately be aware ideal novel. ” —Booklist “Gordon’s writing will seize and pull you in. ” —Bloomberg information JAIMY GORDON Lord of Misrule Jaimy Gordon’s 3rd novel, Bogeywoman, used to be at the l. a. instances record of most sensible Books for 2000. Her moment novel, She Drove with out preventing, introduced her an Academy Award for her fiction from the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters. Gordon’s brief tale, “A Night’s Work,” which stocks a couple of characters with Lord of Misrule, seemed in top American brief tales 1995. She is additionally the writer of a novella, Circumspections from an Equestrian Statue, and the myth vintage novel Shamp of the City-Solo. Gordon teaches at Western Michigan collage in Kalamazoo and within the Prague summer season application for Writers. additionally by way of JAIMY GORDON Circumspections from an Equestrian Statue The Bend, The Lip, the child: Reallife tales She Drove with out preventing Shamp of the City-Solo Bogeywoman FIRST classic CONTEMPORARIES variation, MARCH 2011 Copyright © 2010 by means of Jaimy Gordon All rights reserved. released within the usa by way of classic Books, a department of Random condominium, Inc. , manhattan, and in Canada through Random apartment of Canada constrained, Toronto. initially released within the usa via McPherson & corporation, ny, in 2010. it is a paintings of fiction. Names, characters, locations, and incidents both are the made from the author’s mind's eye or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to real individuals, dwelling or useless, occasions, or locales is totally coincidental. components of this novel initially seemed in a little diverse shape in Witness and Blue Mesa evaluate. thankful acknowledgment is made to Simon and Schuster, Inc. for permission to reprint: a short quote from Ainslie’s whole advisor to Thoroughbred Racing by means of Tom Ainslie. The Cataloging-in-Publication information is on the market on dossier on the Library of Congress. conceal layout via John Gall hide picture © Henry Horenstein/Getty pictures eISBN: 978-0-307-94674-4 www. vintagebooks. com v3. 1 This ebook is for Margie Gordon, for Bubbles Riley, nonetheless beating that satan, and, after all, for Hilry. Contents disguise different Books via This writer name web page Copyright commitment Epigraph First Race bankruptcy 1 bankruptcy 2 bankruptcy three bankruptcy four bankruptcy five bankruptcy 6 bankruptcy 7 bankruptcy eight bankruptcy nine bankruptcy 10 moment Race bankruptcy eleven bankruptcy 12 bankruptcy thirteen bankruptcy 14 bankruptcy 15 bankruptcy sixteen bankruptcy 17 bankruptcy 18 bankruptcy 19 bankruptcy 20 3rd Race bankruptcy 21 bankruptcy 22 bankruptcy 23 bankruptcy 24 bankruptcy 25 bankruptcy 26 bankruptcy 27 bankruptcy 28 bankruptcy 29 Fourth Race bankruptcy 30 bankruptcy 31 bankruptcy 32 bankruptcy 33 bankruptcy 34 bankruptcy 35 bankruptcy 36 bankruptcy 37 bankruptcy 38 bankruptcy 39 bankruptcy forty effects Reader’s consultant in regards to the writer Acknowledgements with out claiming races there will be no racing in any respect. vendors might steer clear of the dangers of reasonable pageant.

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