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Blood Horses

John Jeremiah Sullivan


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PUBLISHED: 15th January 2015
ISBN: 9780224092296
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One evening late in his life, veteran sportswriter Mike Sullivan was asked by his son what he remembered best from his three decades in the press box. The result is Blood Horses, a wise, humorous and often beautiful memoir exploring the relationship between man and horse and the relationship between a sportswriter's son and his late father.
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  • Paperback
    $17.08
PUBLISHED: 15th January 2015
ISBN: 9780224092296
ANNOTATION:
One evening late in his life, veteran sportswriter Mike Sullivan was asked by his son what he remembered best from his three decades in the press box. The result is Blood Horses, a wise, humorous and often beautiful memoir exploring the relationship between man and horse and the relationship between a sportswriter's son and his late father.

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One evening late in his life, veteran sportswriter Mike Sullivan was asked by his son what he remembered best from his three decades in the press box. The result is Blood Horses, a wise, humorous and often beautiful memoir exploring the relationship between man and horse and the relationship between a sportswriter's son and his late father.

Publisher Description

One evening late in his life, veteran sportswriter Mike Sullivan was asked by his son what he remembered best from his three decades in the press box. The answer came as a surprise. 'I was at Secretariat's Derby, in '73. That was ... just beauty, you know?'

John Jeremiah Sullivan didn't know, not really, but he spent two years finding out, journeying from prehistoric caves to the Kentucky Derby. The result is Blood Horses, a wise, humorous and often beautiful memoir exploring the relationship between man and horse and the relationship between a sportswriter's son and his late father.

Author Biography

John Jeremiah Sullivan is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and the southern editor of The Paris Review. He writes for GQ, Harper's Magazine, and Oxford American, and is the author of Blood Horses and Pulphead. Sullivan lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Review

"An interestingly wayward memoir, exploring [...] the vibrant mixture of equine beauty and human ugliness to be found on the racetrack" -- Jane Shilling Evening Standard "A great father-son memoir, and a good book about horses, too" -- William Leith, 4 stars Scotsman "You needn't love horses to find this idiosyncratic memoir a joy" -- 4 stars Lady "This is desperately sad, life-affirming and just about wonderful. It is the book every father would want his son to write about him" -- Eileen Battersby Irish Times "As a memoir, an elegy and a piece of investigative journalism, it dazzles" The Economist

Product Details

Author
John Jeremiah Sullivan
Pages
272
Year
2015
ISBN-10
0224092294
ISBN-13
9780224092296
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Publication Date
2015-01-15