I heard about this new novel on NPR, on their segment on FreshAir: Gaitskill Spins A Swirling Tale Of Love, Delusion And Horses In 'The Mare'. It sounds like the kind of book that will appeal to horse lovers for sure. I've ordered it from Amazon.com, and will do a review as soon as I've finished it. If you're looking for a Christmas gift or a personal read, here are some reasons it's a safe bet:
- The author was nominated for a National Book Award for her earlier novel Veronica.
- It's timely and relevant, described as "story of people from different races and classes trying to meet one another honestly."
- At $14 it's not too-too expensive.