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Awards

Top 10 Book of 2005 Time Out Chicago

Synopses & Reviews

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The horse isn't supposed to make decisions. That's the first thing. The second thing is that the rider is supposed to make decisions. If the horse gets ahead of you, you might get left behind.

Training horses is dangerous — a head-to-head confrontation with 1,000 pounds of muscle and little sense takes courage, but more importantly patience and smarts. It is these same qualities that allow John and his uncle Gus to live in the beautiful high desert of Wyoming. A black horse trainer is a curiosity, at the very least, but a familiar curiosity in these parts. It is the brutal murder of a young gay man, however, that pushes this small community to the teetering edge of fear and tolerance.

As the first blizzard of the season gains momentum, John is forced to reckon not only with the daily burden of unruly horses, a three-legged coyote pup, an escape-artist mule, and too many people, but also a father-son war over homosexuality, random hate-crimes, and — perhaps most frightening of all — a chance for love.

Highly praised for his storytelling and ability to address the toughest issues of our time with humor, grace, and originality, Everett offers a brilliant novel that explores the alarming consequences of hatred in a divided America.

Review:

"In this taut modern Western, Everett reexamines the ethos of the American West and toys with familiar archetypes. A haunting depiction of intolerance and redemption." Library Journal (Starred Review)

Review:

"As an astute judge of character, Everett recognizes that wounds are an essential part of the human condition. The possibility of healing gives his novel its redemptive power." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Wounded is a briskly written novel by an author of ready intelligence and considerable wit who is not shy about taking on complicated issues. I only wish he'd given the whole thing a hundred more pages." Jane Smiley, The Washington Post

Review:

"For a book that starts so rhapsodically — and rewards the reader with so many moments of love and laughter — Wounded is full of shocks and surprises." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"Everett is masterful....Readers who have enjoyed Everett's Erasure (2001) and American Desert (2004) will love this latest novel." Booklist

Review:

"I think Percival Everett is a genius. He's a brilliant writer and so damn smart I envy him." Terry McMillan

Synopsis:

Horse trainer John and his uncle live in a small town in the high desert of Wyoming. The brutal murder of a young gay man pushes the community to the edge of fear and tolerance, forcing John to reckon with a father-son war over homosexuality, random hate crimes, and a chance for love.

Synopsis:

Time Out Chicago, Top 10 Book of 2005

Winner of the 2006 PEN USA Literary Award for Fiction

 
New paperback edition available!
 
Training horses is dangerous--a head-to-head confrontation with 1,000 pounds of muscle and little sense takes courage, but more important, patience and smarts. It is these same qualities that allow John and his uncle Gus to live in the beautiful high desert of Wyoming. A black horse trainer is a curiosity, at the very least, but a familiar curiosity in these parts. It is the brutal murder of a young gay man, however, that pushes this small community to the teetering edge of intolerance.

Highly praised for his storytelling and ability to address the toughest issues of our time with humor, grace, and originality, Percival Everett offers a brilliant novel that explores the alarming consequences of hatred in a divided America.

About the Author

Percival Everett is a professor of English at the University of Southern California and the author of sixteen books, including American Desert, Erasure, and Glyph. He lives in Los Angeles and British Columbia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555974862
Author:
Everett, Percival
Publisher:
Graywolf Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Horses
Subject:
Hate crimes
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
African American men
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.54 x 5.43 x 0.64 in

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Product details 256 pages Graywolf Press - English 9781555974862 Reviews:
"Review" by , "In this taut modern Western, Everett reexamines the ethos of the American West and toys with familiar archetypes. A haunting depiction of intolerance and redemption."
"Review" by , "As an astute judge of character, Everett recognizes that wounds are an essential part of the human condition. The possibility of healing gives his novel its redemptive power."
"Review" by , "Wounded is a briskly written novel by an author of ready intelligence and considerable wit who is not shy about taking on complicated issues. I only wish he'd given the whole thing a hundred more pages."
"Review" by , "For a book that starts so rhapsodically — and rewards the reader with so many moments of love and laughter — Wounded is full of shocks and surprises."
"Review" by , "Everett is masterful....Readers who have enjoyed Everett's Erasure (2001) and American Desert (2004) will love this latest novel."
"Review" by , "I think Percival Everett is a genius. He's a brilliant writer and so damn smart I envy him."
"Synopsis" by , Horse trainer John and his uncle live in a small town in the high desert of Wyoming. The brutal murder of a young gay man pushes the community to the edge of fear and tolerance, forcing John to reckon with a father-son war over homosexuality, random hate crimes, and a chance for love.
"Synopsis" by ,
Time Out Chicago, Top 10 Book of 2005

Winner of the 2006 PEN USA Literary Award for Fiction

 
New paperback edition available!
 
Training horses is dangerous--a head-to-head confrontation with 1,000 pounds of muscle and little sense takes courage, but more important, patience and smarts. It is these same qualities that allow John and his uncle Gus to live in the beautiful high desert of Wyoming. A black horse trainer is a curiosity, at the very least, but a familiar curiosity in these parts. It is the brutal murder of a young gay man, however, that pushes this small community to the teetering edge of intolerance.

Highly praised for his storytelling and ability to address the toughest issues of our time with humor, grace, and originality, Percival Everett offers a brilliant novel that explores the alarming consequences of hatred in a divided America.

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