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On Swift Horses (Large Print / Library Binding)

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Take the beautiful, dense writing of one of my favorite authors, Mark Helprin. Add the complex characters of an Ann Patchett or Richard Russo novel. Put them in diverse places: rural Kansas, Las Vegas, San Diego, and Mexico. Have them gamble in casinos and on horse races. Mix in some deception and secrets and fill them with longing. On Swift Horses, a debut novel by Shannon Pufahl, may just be my favorite book of the year. The bar has certainly been set high.

— Mamie

November 2019 Indie Next List


“This densely atmospheric debut sinks its hooks deep into post-war America’s tender underbelly, exposing the homophobia and bigotry beneath a nation’s renewed spirit of hope and opportunity. Muriel and Julius are restless outsiders, siblings-in-law who share a passion for gambling as well as their more furtive passion. Both are trying to make their own opportunities to find love and happiness—a gamble that one will unexpectedly win and one will just as unexpectedly lose. An immersive and rewarding first novel.”
— Karen Brissette, Shakespeare & Co., New York, NY



Product Details
ISBN: 9781432872861
ISBN-10: 1432872869
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: February 26th, 2020
Pages: 529
Language: English