From award-winning writer Alyson Hagy comes a novel set at Kentucky's Keeneland racetrack, where the horses run for glory and people stake love and money -- all to win at the sport of kings.
Hagy, a compelling storyteller who has the "same way with language as her characters have with animals" "(San Jose Mercury News), " introduces Kerry Connelly, a skilled exercise rider who hasn't yet learned that liking a horse doesn't make it faster but loving one means genuine risk.
Alyson Hagy grew up on a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She graduated from Williams College, where she twice won the Benjamin Wainwright Prize for her fiction. She went on to earn an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan. While at Michigan, she was awarded a Hopwood Prize in Short Fiction and a Roy Cowden Fellowship. Hagy’s first collection of fiction, Madonna on her Back, was published by Stuart Wright in 1986.