Title Profile & Character Information

Lord of Misrule

Annotation
"Lord of Misrule" is a darkly realistic novel about a young woman living through a year of horse racing at a half-mile track in West Virginia, while everyone's best laid schemes keep going brutally wrong. With her first novel since her acclaimed "Bogeywoman" (1999), Jaimy Gordon bears comparison to other great writers of the American demimonde, such as Nathanael West, Damon Runyon, and Eudora Welty.

Awards
2010  National Book Awards
2010  ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards
2012  Independent Publisher Book Awards ( IPPYs )

Characters
NameHansel, Tommy
GenderMale
OccupationHorse trainer

GenreFiction
Didactic
TopicsAnimals
Horses
Boyfriends and girlfriends
Horse training
Old age
Emotions
SettingWest Virginia