“Brooks’ chronological and cross-disciplinary leaps are thrilling.” —The New York Instances E-book Evaluate“Horse isn’t simply an animal story—it’s a shifting narrative about race and artwork.” —TIMEA discarded portray in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the best racehorse in American historical past: from these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice throughout American historyKentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarret and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that can carry the horse to record-setting victories throughout the South. When the nation erupts in civil battle, an itinerant younger artist who has made his title on work of the racehorse takes up arms for the Union. On a dangerous evening, he reunites with the stallion and his groom, very removed from the glamor of any racetrack. New York Metropolis, 1954. Martha Jackson, a gallery proprietor celebrated for taking dangers on edgy up to date painters, turns into obsessive about a nineteenth-century equestrian oil portray of mysterious provenance.Washington, DC, 2019. Jess, a Smithsonian scientist from Australia, and Theo, a Nigerian-American artwork historian, discover themselves unexpectedly linked via their shared curiosity within the horse—one finding out the stallion’s bones for clues to his energy and endurance, the opposite uncovering the misplaced historical past of the unsung Black horsemen who have been crucial to his racing success.Based mostly on the outstanding true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Horse is a novel of artwork and science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism.
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