Published: New York : Random House Publishing Group, 2001 Description: 1 online resource ISBN/ISSN: 9780375412660, Language: English
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK" A WISE, SPIRITED NOVEL . . . [IN WHICH] SMILEY PLUMBS THE WONDROUSLYSTRANGE WORLD OF HORSE RACING." --People" ONE OF THE PREMIER NOVELISTS OF HER GENERATION, possessed of a masteryof craft and an uncompromising vision that grow more powerful with eachbook . . . Racing's eclectic mix of classes and personalities providesSmiley with fertile soil . . . Expertly juggling storylines, sheinvestigates the sexual, social, psychological, and spiritual problemsof wealthy owners, working-class bettors, trainers on the edge offinancial ruin, and, in a typically bold move, horses." --The Washington Post" A NOVEL OF PASSION IN EVERY SENSE . . . [SHE DOES] IT ALL WITH APLOMB . . WITH A DEMON NARRATIVE INTELLIGENCE." --The Boston Sunday Globe" WITTY, ENERGETIC . . It's deeply satisfying to read a work of fictionso informed about its subject and so alive to every..