Horses Dream of Money
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.
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