Horses Dream of Money
192 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Paperback
Release Date:23 Feb 2021
ISBN:9781573661881
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Horses Dream of Money

Stories

University of Alabama Press

Horses Dream of Money is a daring collection of tales, darkly humorous, and preoccupied with the fault lines between life and death, veering often into horror. Angela Buck brings a raw energy and witty sobriety to these accounts of human life and connection, drawing on the intimacy of fireside-storytelling, gimlet-eyed revelry in bloodletting, and the marriage of the fantastical with the quotidian.

“The Solicitor” describes the relationship between a girl and her mother, via the romance-for-hire between the girl and her “solicitor,” a man who works for a cruel master. “Coffin-Testament” is a fabulous faux account of what has happened to earth and its inhabitants from a distance of 1,667 years after extinction by a bunch of weird and glorious Ladies. “The Bears at Bedtime” is a flash fiction homage to cuddly kind bears and their ruthless doings.

RELATED TOPICS: Fiction, Literature
Angela Buck has worked in hotels, hospitals, libraries, grocery stores, restaurants, bookstores, schools, amusement parks, museums, and universities. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband, Carl, and cat, Rocco.
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