Paperback $15.00

Vintage | Mar 08, 2011 | 304 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780307946737

  • Paperback$15.00

    Vintage | Mar 08, 2011 | 304 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780307946737

  • Ebook$11.99

    Vintage | Mar 08, 2011 | 304 Pages | ISBN 9780307946744

Awards

National Book Awards WINNER 2010

PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction FINALIST 2010

Praise

“Assured, exotic and uncategorizable… an incontrovertible winner, a bona fide bolt from the blue.”—The New York Times

“A beautifully written novel…. Gordon has completely mastered the language of the racetrack.”—Jane Smiley, The Washington Post
 
Lord of Misrule is filled with memorable characters who exist on the fringe, making up a whole world …. Gordon’s language is so textured that her pages seem three-dimensional.”  –Los Angeles Times
 
“I was mesmerized. . . . Lord of Misrule beautifully captures language of the racetrack”—Andrew Beyer, The Daily Racing Form

“Both richly literary and red-blooded in its depictions of the sporting life, Lord of Misrule gives readers several compelling races, including a completely unexpected but fitting finale.”—Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

“An exuberant, jazzy novel about rough characters — both equine and two-footed.”—The Plain Dealer
 
“Gordon’s characters . . . are complex and finely drawn. . . . [Gordon] unspools a plot of corruption and intrigue.”—The New Yorker
 
“Moody, poetic, darkly funny prose.”—Time
 
“[A] magical tale about a dusty West Virginia town and its downtrodden racetrack.”—NPR
 
“Unlike any novel you’ll read this year—and maybe next.”—Philadelphia Inquirer
 
“A tour de force of energy and esprit.”—Kirkus, starred review
 
“Moving and lyrical . . . [A] nearly word perfect novel”—Booklist
 
“Gordon’s writing will grab and pull you in.”—Bloomberg News

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