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Geraldine Brooks AO born on September 14, year 1955 is an Australian-American journalist and novelist whose novel March won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2005.

Geraldine Brooks is from Sydney and grew up in Ashfield, a western suburb. Her father, Lawrie Brooks, was an American big band singer who was stranded in Adelaide while touring Australia when his manager got away with the band’s salary; he decided to stay in Australia and became assistant editor of a newspaper; Her mother, Gloria, from Boorowa, was a public relations officer at Sydney radio station 2GB. She attended Bethlehem College, an all-girls secondary school, and the University of Sydney.

After graduation, she worked as a junior reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and, after winning a Greg Shackleton Memorial Scholarship, moved to the United States, where she received master’s degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism in the New York in year 1983. In the artisan village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, in the south of France, she married American journalist Tony Horwitz and converted to Judaism.

As a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, she covered crises in Africa, the Balkans, and the Middle East, including the Persian Gulf stories she and her husband covered in year 1990, and received the Overseas Press Club’s Hal Boyle Award for “Best Foreign Newspaper”. or News Service Reporting.” In year 2006 she received a fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for the Advanced Study at Harvard University.

Brooks’s first book, Nine Parts of Desire, based on her experiences with Muslim women in the Middle East, was an international bestseller, translated into 17 languages. Foreign Mail, which won the Nita Kibble Literary Award for Female Writing, was an adventure of memoir and travel about a childhood enriched by pen pals from around the world and her quest as an adult to find them.

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Her first novel, Year of Wonders, published in year 2001, became an international bestseller. Set in year 1666, the story follows a young woman’s fight to save her villagers and her own soul when the bubonic plague suddenly strikes her small Derbyshire town of Eyam.

BookHorse
AuthorGeraldine Brooks
LanguageEnglish
Size2.2 MB
Pages416
CategoryNovel

Horse Book PDF download for free

Horse Book PDF download for free

Kentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarrett and a bay colt forge a bond of understanding that will lead the horse to unprecedented victories in the South. As the nation descends into civil war, a wandering young artist known for his racehorse paintings takes up arms for the Union. On a dangerous night, he is reunited with his stallion and his groom, far from the glamor of a racetrack.

New York City, 1954. Martha Jackson, a gallery owner famous for taking chances with unconventional contemporary painters, is obsessed with a 19th-century oil painting of horses of mysterious origin.

Washington, DC, 2019. Jess, a Smithsonian scholar from Australia, and Theo, a Nigerian-American art historian, find themselves unexpectedly connected through their shared interest in horses: one examines the stallion’s bones for clues. about his strength and endurance, the other, uncovering the lost story of the unnamed black cyclists who were instrumental in his racing success.

Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Horse is a novel about art and science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism.

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Geraldine Brooks’s Horse is probably the summer novel I was most looking forward to. Featuring various points of view from different time periods, it tells the story of Lexington, the most famous racehorse of her time and perhaps beyond. Throw in a painting found in a junk heap, modern museum scholars, and a tense antebellum South, and you have a novel you’ll want to drive to the finish line at full steam (sorry, couldn’t resist).

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“Horse” is not a book without flaws. Like so many novels that choose narrators from different eras, the voices of the present are much less interesting than the stories of the past. Theo, a Pd.D candidate in Art History, is writing his doctoral thesis on black people depicted in 19th-century horse racing art. Jess runs an osteology lab at the Smithsonian.

The dirty painting Theo pulls out of the trash is from Lexington; The horse skeleton Jess retrieves from the Smithsonian attic belongs to Lexington. Useful to the plot for what they know, not who they are, Theo and Jess prompt questions about whether his physique gave Lexington his speed, or whether it was the black man’s care and training in the paint.

Once “Horse” jumps to 1850 with the birth of Lexington, the story picks up speed. His trainer, a free black man, and his enslaved son Jarrett witness the bay stallion’s first minutes of life. Jarrett will stay with him until the end of his life. Despite being born to notoriously moody parents, the colt then known as Darley is curious and sweet.

He is also fast as lightning and loves to run. Jarrett and Darley will undergo name changes (Darley will become Lexington and Jarrett will become Warfield’s Jarrett and Ten Broeck’s Jarrett, depending on who owns it). Brooks presents a rich portrait of the southern state horse racing world, and what it is like to be enslaved in that world, to be someone of almost universal respect who has no choice in life. Jarrett is the best developed character, the most admirable and the most interesting.

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Owners of him waver on that creepy line of being decent but fail to understand his humanity or that of any other black person. For example, his first owner gives Darley to Jarrett’s father in hopes that the colt can earn enough to rescue Jarrett, only to take the horse away from him if his talent is recognized. Another owner hires a tutor for Jarrett (although it was not legal for blacks to be literate), but betrays him in a particularly cruel way. Brooks’ writing is lush and moving, and you’ll take great care of Jarrett.

It’s hard to rate a novel like this. Jarrett’s story is five stars for sure, but Theo and Jess? Three and a half, despite the interesting information they convey. In general, characters are important for a while and then you never hear from them again. There are flashes of melodrama. But what is pure and good is Jarrett, his intelligence, his thoughtfulness, his frustration, and his connection to an animal that he loves.

I read “Horse” with great pleasure, as do you, although not without errors. Recommended for readers interested in an unusual look at the antebellum South, the science of horse racing, and the bond between man and horse.

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