Lord of Misrule

  • Type: Books
  • By: Jaimy Gordon
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Sheryl M.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780929701837
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A fabulous, riveting romp of a read.

In a fantastic, atmospheric story set on a 1970’s W. Virginia racetrack our heroine, Maggie Koderer, arrives with her scheming boyfriend Tommy.  Here they meet the aging groom Medicide Ed, horse owner Dewcey Gifford, disgraced money man Two-Tie, and a stable full of horse personalities.  A wonderfully descriptive writer, the book is written in the 3rd person, but some chapters are told by a dark, haunting 2nd person.  As the story unfolds, the stakes get higher and fear and violence takes hold.  Can Maggie survive in this male dominated world of horse and human flesh? 

Dr. Jaimey Gordon is a professor of creative writing at Western Michigan University and National Book Award winner for Lord of Misrule