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The sport of kings, C.E. Morgan

Label
The sport of kings
Title
The sport of kings
Statement of responsibility
C.E. Morgan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An American myth and a contemporary portrait of the scars of the past that run through a family, and of our desperate need to escape our history, to subsume it with pleasure - or to rise above it with glory. 'You and I are family. Blood and treasure. Listen to me, I created this world with my own two hands, and I am going to leave it all to you.' Hellsmouth, an indomitable thoroughbred filly, runs for the glory of the Forge family, one of Kentucky's oldest and most powerful dynasties. Henry Forge has partnered with his daughter, Henrietta, in an endeavour of raw obsession: to breed the next superhorse. But when Allmon Shaughnessy, an ambitious young black man, comes to work on their farm after a stint in prison, the violence of the Forges' history and the exigencies of appetite are brought starkly into view. Entangled by fear, prejudice, and lust, the three tether their personal dreams of glory to the speed and grace of Hellsmouth. A spiralling tale of wealth and poverty, racism and rage, The Sport of Kings is an unflinching portrait of lives cast in shadow by the enduring legacy of slavery. A vital new voice, C.E. Morgan has given life to a tale as mythic and fraught as the South itself - a moral epic for our time
Summary
The trailblazing patriarch of a proud Kentucky clan, his daughter, and a black ex-prisoner embark on an effort to reclaim the family's near-mythic legacy by breeding champion horses, an endeavor that is challenged by divided ambitions, the farm's ugly past, and a willful thoroughbred filly
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
  • Kirkus Prize for Fiction, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10485718
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morgan, C. E.
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Horses
  • Horse racing
  • Families
  • Horse racing
  • Horses
  • Kentucky
Target audience
adult
Label
The sport of kings, C.E. Morgan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957021860
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition
Extent
545 pages
Isbn
9781250131843
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)957021860
Label
The sport of kings, C.E. Morgan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957021860
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition
Extent
545 pages
Isbn
9781250131843
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)957021860

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