📒 The Sport Of Kings by C.E. Morgan

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Knopf Canada
ISBN_10 : 9780307375728
Copyright Year : 2016-05-03
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The daring, inventive novel (a sprawling family saga set in Kentucky that combines southern gothic with the drama of horse racing) from a brilliant young author named one of The New Yorker's "20 Best Writers Under 40." Here is the ambitious, strikingly original, and dazzling new novel from a young writer whose first novel, All the Living, received passionate praise and rave reviews, and earned her one of the highly coveted spots on The New Yorker's list of the "20 Best Writers Under 40" alongside such peers as Karen Russell, Wells Tower, Téa Obreht, and Dinaw Mengestu. But where that first novel had startling ambition and scope yet strictly contained its remarkable energy within notably spare language and a pared-down setting and time frame, this new novel's energy bursts out of the gate running and gallops through generations, consuming a multitude of characters and plots. The title The Sport of Kings refers to horse racing, and the novel centres itself within that world: a connected web of humans and animals, as well as a fertile patch of land, in the heart of Kentucky. With breathtaking fluency, C.E. Morgan puts us inside the consciousness of an extraordinary range of characters who inhabit that patch of land through the years: an adolescent trying to grow up under the withering gaze of his landowner father; a brilliant black woman struggling with her seeming fate to be a household servant; a whip-smart boy who grows up in the ghetto but seeks to know more about his mysterious origins; and a girl whose uncompromising love of her family's legacy leads her to gamble with her own life. C.E. Morgan's writing has been compared to that of Marilynne Robinson and James Salter, and her ability to articulate moments fleetingly observed or sudden subtle changes in tenor and mood has a similar effect of mingled surprise and inevitability. This is writing that, even in its wildest and most southern-gothic moments, contains both the ring of truth and the thrill of discovery. From the Hardcover edition.

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📒 The Sport Of Kings by C. E. Morgan

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN_10 : 9780374715175
Copyright Year : 2016-05-03
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A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the Kirkus Prize for Fiction • A Recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction • A Finalist for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction • A Finalist for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction • A Finalist for the Rathbones Folio Prize • Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence • One of New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Book Named a Best Book of the Year by Entertainment Weekly • GQ • The New York Times (Selected by Dwight Garner) • NPR • The Wall Street Journal • San Francisco Chronicle • Refinery29 • Booklist • Kirkus Reviews • Commonweal Magazine "In its poetic splendor and moral seriousness, The Sport of Kings bears the traces of Faulkner, Morrison, and McCarthy. . . . It is a contemporary masterpiece."—San Francisco Chronicle Hailed by The New Yorker for its “remarkable achievements,” The Sport of Kings is an American tale centered on a horse and two families: one white, a Southern dynasty whose forefathers were among the founders of Kentucky; the other African-American, the descendants of their slaves. It is a dauntless narrative that stretches from the fields of the Virginia piedmont to the abundant pastures of the Bluegrass, and across the dark waters of the Ohio River; from the final shots of the Revolutionary War to the resounding clang of the starting bell at Churchill Downs. As C. E. Morgan unspools a fabric of shared histories, past and present converge in a Thoroughbred named Hellsmouth, heir to Secretariat and a contender for the Triple Crown. Newly confronted with one another in the quest for victory, the two families must face the consequences of their ambitions, as each is driven---and haunted---by the same, enduring question: How far away from your father can you run? A sweeping narrative of wealth and poverty, racism and rage, The Sport of Kings is an unflinching portrait of lives cast in the shadow of slavery and a moral epic for our time.

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📒 The Sport Of Kings by Rebecca Cassidy

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN_10 : 052100487X
Copyright Year : 2002-08-29
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'Behind the scenes' description of British flat racing based on Cassidy's experiences working in Newmarket.

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📒 Great Women In The Sport Of Kings by Scooter Toby Davidson

Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
ISBN_10 : 081560565X
Copyright Year : 1999-04-01
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This text considers the phenomenon of female jockeys. It takes a look at their lives and offers portraits of how they overcame personal and professional obstacles. The introduction explores the implications of women in sport, the struggles female jockeys face and the significance of their success.

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📒 Horse Sense by Bert Sugar

Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN_10 : 0471445576
Copyright Year : 2003-05-26
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Discusses the pastime of horse racing from its birth in England to today's millionaires' circles, including historical facts on races and jockeys and a detailed look at the worlds of breeding and gambling.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher : CreateSpace
ISBN_10 : 1497459508
Copyright Year : 2014-03-14
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Keith shares his perspectives, insights, interviews and stories inside the horse racing game. The interviews include Jockey agents, owners, track announcers and more. In addition, Keith will share some insights and personal thoughts regarding the horse racing business, including Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown tidbits. An easy read for beginners or racing fans. It is about the people and horses that you need to know. As a long time racing enthusiast, Keith has traveled to tracks all across North America including Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Santa Anita, Golden Gate Fields, Hollywood Park, Belmont, Aqueduct, Monmouth, Gulfstream Park, Oaklawn Park, Arlington Park, Hawthorne and others. He has displayed a high degree of success wagering at each of the tracks he has attended and has enjoyed his experiences at each and every one of them.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher : Greystone Books
ISBN_10 : 9781553658405
Copyright Year : 2012-03-02
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Kevin Chong has grand plans. He draws up a to-do list of major milestones that will give him the life he always wanted—and the life that will inspire awe and envy in his friends. Things like settling down and starting a family; learning a foreign language; getting a tattoo. But these grand plans go out the window when Chong makes an unconventional decision: he's going to buy a racehorse. Not the whole thing—he'll become part—owner of the horse. Just don't ask him which part. Thus Chong meets Blackie, the racehorse that will win his heart, even if she doesn't always win on the track. He meets Randi, the cantankerous and foul-mouthed horse trainer with a heart of gold. He meets an assorted array of characters who work, live and drink at the track—and, one by one, the items on his to-do list are crossed out and replaced with horse-related ambitions. His goals are a bit more humble (cussing like a track worker replaces learning a foreign language), but his life has gained new meaning. The story is infused with the noise, excitement and faded glamour of the horse-racing world. It is strewn with fascinating tidbits about the history and tradition of this

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Genre : Foreign Language Study
Publisher : Oxford University
ISBN_10 : 0194229629
Copyright Year : 2003-01-01
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Reading level: 1 [green].

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📒 The Sport Of Kings by William Scarth Dixon

Genre :
Publisher : Adams Press
ISBN_10 : 9781444609790
Copyright Year : 2009-03
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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Genre : Horse racing in art
Publisher :
ISBN_10 : LCCN:85061605
Copyright Year : 1985
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