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The Sport of Kings

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Hellsmouth, an indomitable thoroughbred with the blood of Triple Crown winners in her veins, runs for the glory of the Forge family, one of Kentucky's oldest and most powerful dynasties. Henry Forge has partnered with his daughter, Henrietta, in an endeavor of raw obsession: to breed the next superhorse, the next Secretariat. But when Allmon Shaughnessy, an ambitious young black man, comes to work on their farm after a stint in prison, the violence of the Forges' history and the exigencies of appetite are brought starkly into view. Entangled by fear, prejudice, and lust, the three tether their personal dreams of glory to the speed and grace of Hellsmouth.

A spiraling tale of wealth and poverty, racism and rage, The Sport of Kings is an unflinching portrait of lives cast in shadow by the enduring legacy of slavery. A vital new voice, C. E. Morgan has given life to a tale as mythic and fraught as the South itself - a moral epic for our time.



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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)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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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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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 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 : Australia, 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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