Titulo: Lord of Misrule
Autor: Jaimy Gordon
Ano da edição original: 2010
Editora: McPherson & Company
Língua original: Inglês
Sinopse: A brilliant novel that captures the dusty, dark, and beautiful world of small-time horse racing, where trainers, jockeys, grooms and grifters vie for what little luck is offered at a run-down West Virginia track .
Tommy Hansel has a plan: run four horses, all better than they look on paper, at long odds at Indian Mound Downs, then grab the purse -- or cash a bet -- and run before anyone’s the wiser. At his side is Maggie Koderer, who finds herself powerfully drawn to the gorgeous, used up animals of the cheap track. She also lands in the cross-hairs of leading trainer Joe Dale Bigg. But as news of Tommy’s plan spreads, from veteran groom Medicine Ed, to loan shark Two-Tie, to Kidstuff the blacksmith, it’s Maggie, not Tommy or the handlers of legendary stakes horse Lord of Misrule, who will find what's valuable in a world where everything has a price.
A autora e a obra: Jaimy Gordon é uma escritora norte americana, prestes a completar 70 anos. Tem 8 livros publicados, nenhum dos quais traduzido em Portugal. Este Lord of Misrule é o seu trabalho mais recente. O livro ganhou o National Book Award for Fiction, e foi nomeado para o PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, Orange Prize for Fiction e International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.