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Horse Heaven

Horse Heaven

Author: Jane Smiley
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2001. A paperback copy that is well read but still in good condition.

Read by Mary Beth Hurt Four Cassettes, 6 hours Spanning two years on the circuit, from Kentucky and California to New York and Paris,Horse Heavenputs us among trainers and track brats, horse-obsessed girls, nervy jockeys, billionaire owners and restless wives.  Here is the trainer of dazzling integrity and his opposite: a wicked prince of the tract, headed for still another swindle;  here are the gamblers and hangers-on.  And in an amazing feat of imagination, here are the magnificent Thoroughbreds themselves, from the filly orphaned at birth to the brown horse who always wins by a nose, a lovable "claimer" who passes from owner to owner on a heartwrenching journey down from the winner's circle. All the constant excitement of racing courses through a novel that opens up a fascinating world even as it moves us with its exploration of wanting, loving, and striving; of our mysterious bond with animals; and, above all, of our profound desire to connect-emotionally, sexually, spiritually-with each other.

Shortlisted for Orange Prize for Fiction 2001.


"'The best living American novelist.' Observer 'The strange, compelling and mysterious universe of horse racing has never before been depicted with such verve and originality, such tenderness and exuberance. Massive, thrillingly articulated, unfailingly intelligent and warmly humorous. She is the most perfect vindication of the realist novel, of the speaking voice. In her sensuous responsiveness to the facts of the world, her cool, amused, analytical gaze, she has started to look like the best living American novelist.' Observer"

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780571205608
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : April 2001
  • : 197mm X 125mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : New edition
  • : Jane Smiley
  • : 720
  • : 813.5/4
  • : English