Lord of Misrule Reviews
"Assured, exotic and uncategorizable
an incontrovertible winner, a bona fide bolt from the blue." - The New York Times
"A beautifully written novel
. Gordon has completely mastered the language of the racetrack." - Jane Smiley, The Washington Post
"Lord of Misrule is filled with memorable characters who exist on the fringe, making up a whole world
. Gordons language is so textured that her pages seem three-dimensional." - Los Angeles Times
"I was mesmerized... Lord of Misrule beautifully captures language of the racetrack" - Andrew Beyer, The Daily Racing Form
"Both richly literary and red-blooded in its depictions of the sporting life, Lord of Misrule gives readers several compelling races, including a completely unexpected but fitting finale." - Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
"An exuberant, jazzy novel about rough characters -- both equine and two-footed." - The Plain Dealer
"Gordons characters ... are complex and finely drawn... [Gordon] unspools a plot of corruption and intrigue." - The New Yorker
"Moody, poetic, darkly funny prose." - Time
"[A] magical tale about a dusty West Virginia town and its downtrodden racetrack." - NPR
"Unlike any novel you'll read this year - and maybe next." - Philadelphia Inquirer
"A tour de force of energy and esprit." - Kirkus, starred review
"Moving and lyrical ... [A] nearly word perfect novel" - Booklist
"Gordons writing will grab and pull you in." - Bloomberg News
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