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  • Lord of Misrule | Jaimy Gordon

    Lord of Misrule

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jaimy Gordon
    • Narrated By Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Performance
    (48)
    Story
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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 are all struggling 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 Mound Downs, downriver from Wheeling, West Virginia.

    fmg says: "Worthy of the National Book Award"
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