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In Horse Heaven the universe of horse racing is woven into a marvellous tapestry of joy and love, chicanery, folly, greed and reckless courage. ...Show synopsisIn Horse Heaven the universe of horse racing is woven into a marvellous tapestry of joy and love, chicanery, folly, greed and reckless courage. Spanning two years on the circuit, from Kentucky and California to New York and Paris, Jane Smiley's wonderful novel puts us among trainers and track brats, horse-obsessed girls, nervy jockeys, billionaire breeders and restless track wives.Hide synopsis
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "A Thousand Acres", this novel is set in the world of horse racing. Smiley paints a picture of a world that is passionate, cold-hearted, pure and corrupt, full of track brats, horse-mad girls and nervy jockeys.From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "A Thousand Acres", this novel is set in the world of horse racing. Smiley paints a picture of a world that is passionate, cold-hearted, pure and corrupt, full of track brats, horse-mad girls and nervy jockeys.Hide
Description:Acceptable. Reading copy. May have damage to cover, notes,...Acceptable. Reading copy. May have damage to cover, notes, underlining, highlighting, but all text legible. May have tears to DJ or missing DJ.
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Description:Very Good. VG/na. Light edge wear, light corner curl, light...Very Good. VG/na. Light edge wear, light corner curl, light soiling to bottom of page block, and light creasing to one corner on rear. First US Edition. ARC/Proof. "Uncorrected Proof". Green Printed Wraps. This book is from the extensive Gatenby Collection amassed over 30 years. Gatenby was the founding artistic director of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, a hugely successful annual event that helped "Time Magazine" declare that Gatenby had made Toronto one of the literary capitals of the world. He also directed the readings at Harbourfront in Toronto, and is the author of "Literary Guide to Toronto, " among other books. Gatenby signature and date on ffep. SIGNED by Smiley.
I have now purchased three copies of this book?the one I read when it was published, another for a friend who works in the racing biz, and a third for myself to replace the first one, which I must have loaned out. This is one of Smiley's best works, I think. She gets animals like no other writer I can ...
This is a great book in the typical Smiley fashion of bringing all of the characters together even though you wonder how she will pull it off. You don't have to know about racing or horses to follow this book. Fun reading and hard to put down.
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