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On Swift Horses by Shannon Pufahl

On Swift Horses

Shannon Pufahl

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Imprint: Fourth Estate Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 14 Nov 2019
ISBN: 9780008293963

A breathtakingly beautiful debut novel of revolution, chance and the gambles we take with the human heart.

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4 stars out of 5
Alice O'Keeffe
16 Aug 2019

"A novel about gambling in all its forms, for money and for love, which also illuminates a hidden queer side of recent US history."

Fourth Estate is rightly very excited about this 1950s-set debut which opens with Muriel, recently moved to San Diego with her new husband, taking a job in a diner where she eavesdrops on her customers—the ex-jockeys and trainers of the Del Mar racetrack. She begins to bet—and win—but keeps this secret. Meanwhile her brother-in-law Julius works for a Las Vegas casino where he falls in love with card-cheating Henry. A novel about gambling in all its forms, for money and for love, which also illuminates a hidden queer side of recent US history.

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