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Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A novel of luck, pluck, farce and above all horse racing—not at tony and elegant sites like Churchill Downs and Ascot but rather at a rinky-dink racetrack in Indian Mound Downs, W.Va. Gordon (Bogeywoman, 1999, etc.) clearly loves the subculture of grifters and ne'er-do-wells whose lives center on a venue that obviously has never and will never bring them success. Her lowlifes have names like Two ... Read full review

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User Review  - michigantrumpet - LibraryThing

Less about horses and horseracing than about the unfortunates who live on the fringes of a broken down small time racetrack. Many people will find this atmospheric and interesting. It just wasn't a world in which I wanted to spend much time. Read full review

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User Review  - Dorritt - LibraryThing

Back in Roman days, the Lord of Misrule presided over the celebration of Saturnalia, a holiday during which the ordinary rules of life were subverted - masters served their slaves, wives and husbands ... Read full review

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User Review  - SalemAthenaeum - LibraryThing

A story that follows the journey of horseman Tommy Hansel as he tries to save his stables with an underhanded scheme. He has purchased four horses to Indiana who have never been heard of before and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

Since this won this year's National Book Award for fiction, I read it, finishing it on Dec 23, 2010. It never caught my interest. It has no quotation marks even though there is much dialogue. I have ... Read full review

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