Publisher: Thorndike Press
Summary: "It's not true", says a character in Jane Smiley's funny, passionate, and brilliant new novel of horse racing, "that anything can happen at the racetrack", but many astonishing and affecting things do -- and in Horse Heaven, we find them woven into a marvelous tapestry of joy and love, chicanery, folly, greed, and derring-do. The strange, compelling, sparkling and mysterious universe of horse racing that has fascinat...ed generations has never before been depicted with such verve and originality, such tenderness, such clarity, and, above all, such sheer exuberance. [read more]
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