On Swift Horses

DUE IN NOVEMBER: Shannon Pufahl's new novel, On Swift Horses, is a stunner. Set in the 1950s, its gritty yet nonetheless lyrical writing is reminiscent of the 20th century's best tales of the era. The novel's two queer narrators, Muriel and Julius, remind readers just how harrowing living their truth must have been for thousands of closeted Americans. Transplants to the new racetracks, gambling halls, and sawdust-strewn suburbs of California from rural Kansas, both walk a dangerous line of chance that threads throughout the narrative. For people in their situation, embracing moral ambiguity in both ambition and love proves the only possible way forward. Highly recommended by Kelly

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ISBN: 9780525538110
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - November 5th, 2019

A lonely newlywed and her wayward brother-in-law follow divergent and dangerous paths through the postwar American West.