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Boleto

A Novel

by Alyson Hagy

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Boleto by Alyson Hagy
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  • Published May 2012
    288 pages
    Genre: Literary Fiction

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Will Testerman is a young Wyoming horse trainer determined to make something of himself. Money is tight at the family ranch, where he's living again after a disastrous end to his job on the Texas show-horse circuit. He sees his chance with a beautiful quarter horse, a filly that might earn him a reputation, and spends his savings to buy her.

Armed with stories and the confidence of youth, he devotes himself to her training - first, in the familiar barns and corrals of home, then on a guest ranch in the rugged Absaroka mountains, and, in the final trial, on the glittering, treacherous polo fields of southern California.

With Boleto, Alyson Hagy delivers a masterfully told, exquisitely observed novel about our intimate relationships with animals and money, against the backdrop of a new West that is changing forever.

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"Starred Review. [A] beautiful tale of redemption and perseverance... Hagy is fast becoming a recognizable author of the American West." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Hagy exquisitely delineates the magnificence of horses and the western landscape even as she pointedly critiques class warfare in the New West." - Booklist

"Plot lags behind character, but Hagy reads horses and people so well you won't mind…so much." - Kirkus Reviews

"Hagy (Ghosts of Wyoming) knows her territory, describing dude ranch employees, harnesses, trails, horses, and human conflict in lyrical but concise language. This realistic tale about a modern cowboy will be popular with lovers of literary fiction and American Western culture." - Library Journal

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Alyson Hagy

Alyson Hagy is the author of Ghosts of Wyoming and Snow, Ashes. Ghosts of Wyoming won the High Plains Book Award for Fiction. Hagy lives in Laramie, Wyoming.

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