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The Sport of Kings

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
An American myth and a contemporary portrait of the scars of the past that run through a family and of our desperate need to escape our history, to subsume it with pleasure - or to rise above it with glory.

Hellsmouth, a willful thoroughbred filly, has the legacy of a family riding on her.

The Forges: one of the oldest and proudest families in Kentucky; descended from the first settlers to brave the Wilderness Road; as mythic as the history of the South itself; and now, first-time horse breeders. Through an act of naked ambition, Henry Forge is attempting to blaze this new path on the family's crop farm. His daughter, Henrietta, becomes his partner in the endeavour but has desires of her own.

When Allmon Shaughnessy, an African American man fresh from prison, comes to work in the stables, the ugliness of the farm's history rears its head. Together, through sheer will, the three stubbornly try to create a new future - one that isn't determined by Kentucky's bloody past - while they mould Hellsmouth into a champion.

The Sport of Kings has the force of an epic. A majestic story of speed and hunger, racism and justice, this novel is an astonishment from start to finish.

    

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2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Sport of Kings
Author(s): C E Morgan
ISBN: 0-00-731326-8 / 978-0-00-731326-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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May 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sport of Kings
Author(s): C E Morgan
ISBN: 0-307-39735-1 / 978-0-307-39735-5 (USA edition)
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May 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sport of Kings: A Novel
Author(s): C E Morgan
ISBN: 0-374-28108-4 / 978-0-374-28108-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sport of Kings
Author(s): C E Morgan
ISBN: 0-307-39736-X / 978-0-307-39736-2 (USA edition)
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April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sport of Kings
Author(s): C E Morgan
ISBN: 0-00-817331-1 / 978-0-00-817331-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sport of Kings: A Novel
Author(s): C E Morgan
ISBN: 1-250-13184-7 / 978-1-250-13184-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sport of Kings (Tpb Om)
Author(s): C E Morgan
ISBN: 0-00-731327-6 / 978-0-00-731327-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Sport of Kings: A Novel
Author(s): C E Morgan
ISBN: 1-4272-7266-2 / 978-1-4272-7266-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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May 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sport of Kings
Author(s): C E Morgan
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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May 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Sport of Kings
Author(s): C E Morgan
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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May 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sport of Kings: A Novel
Author(s): C E Morgan
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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May 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Sport of Kings: A Novel
Author(s): C E Morgan
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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May 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Sport of Kings
Author(s): C E Morgan
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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May 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Sport of Kings: A Novel
Author(s): C E Morgan
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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May 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sport of Kings: Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017
Author(s): C E Morgan
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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