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The Sport of Kings: Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017

The Sport of Kings: Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017 (Hardback)

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Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction



Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction



Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize



Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Fiction Prize



Winner of the Kirkus fiction prize



A New Statesman Book of the Year





`You and I are family. Blood and treasure. Listen to me, I created this world with my own two hands, and I am going to leave it all to you'



Hellsmouth, an indomitable thoroughbred filly, runs for the glory of the Forge family, one of Kentucky's oldest and most powerful dynasties. Henry Forge has partnered with his daughter, Henrietta, in an endeavour of raw obsession: to breed the next superhorse. But when Allmon Shaughnessy, an ambitious young black man, comes to work on their farm after a stint in prison, the violence of the Forges' history and the exigencies of appetite are brought starkly into view. Entangled by fear, prejudice, and lust, the three tether their personal dreams of glory to the speed and grace of Hellsmouth.

A spiralling tale of wealth and poverty, racism and rage, The Sport of Kings is an unflinching portrait of lives cast in shadow by the enduring legacy of slavery. A vital new voice, C. E. Morgan has given life to a tale as mythic and fraught as the South itself - a moral epic for our time.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 26/04/2016 ISBN-13: 9780007313266  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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C. E. Morgan lives with her husband Will Guild in Berea, Kentucky. She is the author of All the Living.

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