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    • Lord of Misrule

    • By: Jaimy Gordon
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worthy of the National Book Award

    • By fmg on 03-06-11

    Regular price: $27.99