Title Horse
Names Brooks, Geraldine.
Book Number DB108556
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Books
Annotation "Kentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarret and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South. When the nation erupts in civil war, an itinerant young artist who has made his name on paintings of the racehorse takes up arms for the Union. On a perilous night, he reunites with the stallion and his groom, very far from the glamor of any racetrack. New York City, 1954. Martha Jackson, a gallery owner celebrated for taking risks on edgy contemporary painters, becomes obsessed with a nineteenth-century equestrian oil painting of mysterious provenance. Washington, DC, 2019. Jess, a Smithsonian scientist from Australia, and Theo, a Nigerian-American art historian, find themselves unexpectedly connected through their shared interest in the horse--one studying the stallion's bones for clues to his power and endurance, the other uncovering the lost history of the unsung Black horsemen who were critical to his racing success. Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Horse is a novel of art and science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
General Notes This recording is available courtesy of Penguin Random House Audio. It has been converted to digital talking book format by the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress.
Narrator Halstead, Graham.
Flanagan, Lisa.
Fouhey, James.
Littrell, Katherine.
Obiora, Michael.
Length 14 hours, 9 minutes
Local Subject Best sellers - BST
Fiction - FI
Historical fiction - FI1
Adult book - AD
Animal fiction - AN1
WTBBL Book Club - WBC
LC Subject African American horsemen and horsewomen - Fiction
Horses in art - Fiction
Painting - Fiction
Race horses - Fiction
Slavery - Fiction
Kentucky - Fiction
Australians - United States - Fiction
Interpersonal relations - Fiction
Nigerian Americans - Fiction
Kentucky - History - Fiction
New York (N.Y.) - History - Fiction
Washington (D.C.) - Fiction
Animal fiction
Historical fiction
Audience Notes A NLS/BPD
Unrated. NLS/BPD
Bestseller. NLS/BPD
Call Number 823.914 AFI
Language English
Released 2022
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : Penguin Audio 2022
Original Publication Reissue of: Unabridged. [New York] : Penguin Audio, 2022. 9780593552933
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