Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon audiobook

Lord of Misrule

By Jaimy Gordon
Read by Myra Lucretia Taylor

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10.18 Hours 1
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Jaimy Gordon's engrossing Lord of Misrule is a National Book Award winner. In the early 1970s, horse trainer Tommy Hansel cooks up a crafty get-rich-quick scheme. But his plans go awry when everyone at the Indian Mound Downs track seems to be on to his shenanigans. Complicating matters further is Tommy's tragic love, Maggie. She adores the horses in all their rundown glory and becomes fascinated by the misfits who populate the backwater West Virginia track-including some local gangsters looking for a big score of their own. "Exceptional writing and idiosyncratic characters make this an engaging read."-Kirkus Reviews

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Winner of the National Book Award

A New York Times Editor’s Choice for Horse and Writer Novels

Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award

Jaimy Gordon's engrossing Lord of Misrule is a National Book Award winner. In the early 1970s, horse trainer Tommy Hansel cooks up a crafty get-rich-quick scheme. But his plans go awry when everyone at the Indian Mound Downs track seems to be on to his shenanigans. Complicating matters further is Tommy's tragic love, Maggie. She adores the horses in all their rundown glory and becomes fascinated by the misfits who populate the backwater West Virginia track-including some local gangsters looking for a big score of their own. "Exceptional writing and idiosyncratic characters make this an engaging read."-Kirkus Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Myra Lucretia Taylor’s combination of drawl and twang immediately transports us to backwoods West Virginia…And if an innovative plot and unique characters aren’t enough, Gordon shows a remarkable ear for regional speech. Taylor’s tone and pace, her lilting cadences, are exactly right through several alternating points of view. Vivid writing and a narrator whose voice slips seamlessly across gender, racial, and regional lines make this 2010 National Book Award winner high-quality listening. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Moody, poetic, darkly funny prose.” Time
“Gordon’s National Book Award-winning novel…is deeply wise about animal-human relationships and written in a vernacular all its own.” New York Times
“Gordon…unspools a plot of corruption and intrigue.” New Yorker
“An exuberant, jazzy novel about rough characters—both equine and two-footed.” Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Author

Author Bio: Jaimy Gordon

Author Bio: Jaimy Gordon

Jaimy Gordon is the author of several novels, including Bogeywoman, named on the Los Angeles Times Best Books of 2000 list, and She Drove without Stopping, winner of an Academy Institute Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She teaches at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and in the Prague Summer Program for Writers.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 10.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English