Every November, the Scorpio Races are run beneath the chalk cliffs of Skarmouth. Sean Kendrick is the only man on the island capable of taming the beasts. Puck enters the races to save her family, but he horse she rides is an ordinary little mare. They both enter the Races hoping to change their lives. But first they'll have to survive.
's life decisions have revolved around her inability to be gainfully employed. Talking to yourself, staring into space, and coming to work in your pajamas are frowned upon when you're a waitress, calligraphy instructor, or technical writer (all of which she's tried), but are highly prized traits in novelists and artists (she's made her living as one or the other since she was twenty-two). Maggie now lives a surprisingly eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, and neurotic dog.
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