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The Resource On swift horses : a novel, Shannon Pufahl

On swift horses : a novel, Shannon Pufahl

Label
On swift horses : a novel
Title
On swift horses
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Shannon Pufahl
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Muriel is newly married and restless, transplanted from her rural Kansas hometown to life in a dusty bungalow in San Diego. The air is rich with the tang of salt and citrus, but the limits of her new life seem to be closing in: She misses her freethinking mother, dead before Muriel's nineteenth birthday, and her sly, itinerant brother-in-law, Julius, who made the world feel bigger than she had imagined. And so she begins slipping off to the Del Mar racetrack to bet and eavesdrop, learning the language of horses and risk. Meanwhile, Julius is testing his fate in Las Vegas, working at a local casino where tourists watch atomic tests from the roof, and falling in love with Henry, a young card cheat. When Henry is eventually discovered and run out of town, Julius takes off to search for him in the plazas and dives of Tijuana, trading one city of dangerous illusions and indiscretions for another."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pufahl, Shannon
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.U34
LC item number
O5 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Married women
  • Gay men
  • Horse racing
  • Cardsharping
  • Nineteen fifties
  • San Diego (Calif.)
  • Las Vegas (Nev.)
Target audience
adult
Label
On swift horses : a novel, Shannon Pufahl
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780525538110
Lccn
2019003263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Ownership
*
System control number
  • 3646209
  • 1995329
  • 487721
Label
On swift horses : a novel, Shannon Pufahl
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780525538110
Lccn
2019003263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Ownership
*
System control number
  • 3646209
  • 1995329
  • 487721

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