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On swift horses, Shannon Pufahl

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On swift horses
Title
On swift horses
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Shannon Pufahl
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Muriel, newly married and newly orphaned, works as a waitress in a San Diego diner. As she pours coffee and empties ashtrays, she eavesdrops on her customers, the ex-jockeys and trainers of the Del Mar racetrack. When she begins, secretly, to bet on the horses and, shockingly, to win, she feels strangely unready to share her good luck and its origins with her husband Lee. Instead it is Lee's brother, Julius, a thief and Korean War veteran and someone she has only met once - whom she longs to tell, and who has struck a spark of promise and possibility inside her quietly ordered life. Julius has found himself in Las Vegas, where his gift for gambling leads him to a job patrolling the boards above the casino tables, watching through the cigarette smoke for chancers and cheats. There he meets Henry, a blackjack artist and a man who shares Julius's passions, and his secrets. As tourists gather on roof tops to watch atomic clouds bloom in the desert, Henry and Julius's love burns in the shadows - until one night Henry is forced to flee. Through the parks and plazas of Tijuana and the bars and beaches of San Diego, On Swift Horses mesmerisingly charts the journeys of Muriel and Julius on their separate quests for freedom, new horizons and love
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Pufahl, Shannon
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Wives
  • Gay men
  • Horse racing
  • Gambling
  • United States
  • West (U.S.)
Target audience
adult
Label
On swift horses, Shannon Pufahl
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251390937
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
306 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008293963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
On swift horses, Shannon Pufahl
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251390937
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
306 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008293963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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