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Painted Horses

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
In the mid-1950s, America was flush with prosperity and saw an unbroken line of progress clear to the horizon, while the West was still very much wild. In this ambitious, incandescent debut, Malcolm Brooks animates that time and untamed landscape in a tale of the modern and the ancient, of love and fate, and of heritage threatened by progress.

Catherine Lemay is a young archaeologist on her way to Montana with a huge task before her - a canyon "as deep as the devil's own appetites." Working ahead of a major dam project, she has one summer to prove that nothing of historical value will be lost in the flood. From the moment she arrives, nothing is familiar - the vastness of the canyon itself mocks the contained, artifact-rich digs in post-Blitz London where she cut her teeth. And then there's John H, a former mustanger and veteran of the US Army's last mounted cavalry campaign, living a fugitive life in the canyon. John H inspires Catherine to see beauty in the stark landscape, and her heart opens to more than just the vanished past.

Painted Horses sends a dauntless young woman on a heroic quest, sings a love song to the horseman's vanishing way of life, and reminds us that love and ambition, tradition and the future, often make strange bedfellows. It establishes Malcolm Brooks as an extraordinary new talent.

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"This novel has the hard thrill of the West, when it was still a new world, the tenderness of first love and the pain of knowledge. A gripping, compulsively readable page-turner." - Amy Bloom


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Hardback Editions

January 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Painted Horses (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewers' Choice)
Author(s): Malcolm Brooks
ISBN: 1-4104-7511-5 / 978-1-4104-7511-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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August 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Painted Horses
Author(s): Malcolm Brooks
ISBN: 0-8021-2164-0 / 978-0-8021-2164-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Painted Horses
Author(s): Malcolm Brooks
ISBN: 1-61185-546-2 / 978-1-61185-546-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Painted Horses
Author(s): Malcolm Brooks
ISBN: 0-8021-2381-3 / 978-0-8021-2381-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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May 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Painted Horses
Author(s): Malcolm Brooks
ISBN: 1-61185-556-X / 978-1-61185-556-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
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Audio Editions

August 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Painted Horses
Author(s): Malcolm Brooks
ISBN: 1-4830-1356-1 / 978-1-4830-1356-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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August 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Painted Horses: Library Edition
Author(s): Malcolm Brooks
ISBN: 1-4830-1354-5 / 978-1-4830-1354-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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August 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Painted Horses
Author(s): Malcolm Brooks
ISBN: 1-4830-1355-3 / 978-1-4830-1355-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Painted Horses
Author(s): Malcolm Brooks
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Painted Horses
Author(s): Malcolm Brooks
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

May 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Painted Horses
Author(s): Malcolm Brooks
Publisher: Grove Press
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August 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Painted Horses
Author(s): Malcolm Brooks
Publisher: Grove Press
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