Lord of Misrule
By Jaimy Gordon
Longlisted for the Orange Prize 2012.
He planned to steal with these horses, who were all better than they looked on paper. The trick was to get in and get out fast.
But could he really pull it off? Could he be that sure, could he count on being that lucky?
Listen carefully my dear. Lord of Misrule, he whispered loudly. Lord of Misrule, Margaret. Memorize that name.
Jaimy Gordon was born in Baltimore. In addition to two novels, she has published poetry, plays, short stories and essays. Lord of Misrule was awarded the National Award for Fiction 2010.
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25 Aug 2011
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