Lord of Misrule

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.17 hours)
Product Number: Z00082
Released: Aug 01, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461832133
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Jaimy Gordon's engrossing Lord of Misrule is a National Book Award winner. In the early 1970s, horse trainer Tommy Hansel cooks up a crafty get-rich-quick scheme. But his plans go awry when everyone at the Indian Mound Downs track seems to be on to his shenanigans. Complicating matters further is Tommy's tragic love, Maggie. She adores the horses in all their rundown glory and becomes fascinated by the misfits who populate the backwater West Virginia track-including some local gangsters looking for a big score of their own. "Exceptional writing and idiosyncratic characters make this an engaging read."-Kirkus Reviews

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Author(s): Jaimy Gordon
Awards:2011-Fiction-Finalist-Pen Faulkner Award for Fiction

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Lord of Misrule
Product Number: BX00027507
Product Number:Z00082
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CD
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Author(s): Jaimy Gordon
Narrator(s): Myra Lucretia Taylor
Product Number C5892
Released: Apr 01, 2011
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ISBN: #9781456130978
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Jaimy Gordon
Narrator(s): Myra Lucretia Taylor
Product Number MP238
Released: Apr 29, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461801122

Professional reviews

"Myra Lucretia Taylor's combination of drawl and twang immediately transports us to backwoods West Virginia. Author Jaimy Gordon tells the story of a small-time racetrack in the early '70s, populated by an excitingly original cast of characters, including two noteworthy horses, Lord of Misrule and Pelter. Indian Mound Downs is a small world within the larger world, crowded with horse trainers, grooms, scam artists, and deadbeats. And if an innovative plot and unique characters aren't enough, Gordon shows a remarkable ear for regional speech. Taylor's tone and pace, her lilting cadences, are exactly right through several alternating points of view. Vivid writing and a narrator whose voice slips seamlessly across gender, racial, and regional lines make this 2010 National Book Award winner high-quality listening. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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