The Resource Horse, Geraldine Brooks

Horse, Geraldine Brooks

Label
Horse
Title
Horse
Statement of responsibility
Geraldine Brooks
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history. Kentucky, 1850. Jarrett, an enslaved groom, and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South. As the nation erupts in civil war, an itinerant young artist who has made his name painting the racehorse takes up arms for the Union. On a perilous night, he reunites with the stallion and his groom, very far from the glamour of any racetrack. New York City, 1954. Martha Jackson, a gallery owner celebrated for taking risks on edgy contemporary painters, becomes obsessed with a 19th 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 drawn to one another 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, who became America's greatest stud sire, Horse is a gripping, multi-layered reckoning with the legacy of enslavement and racism in America"--
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brooks, Geraldine
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Race horses
  • Painting
  • African American horsemen and horsewomen
  • Horses in art
  • Kentucky
Target audience
adult
Label
Horse, Geraldine Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the United States by Viking, 2022
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000070511074
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9780733639678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1294299386
Label
Horse, Geraldine Brooks
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the United States by Viking, 2022
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000070511074
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9780733639678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1294299386

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