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Shannon Pufahl | On Swift Horses

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the bookshop. 

Shannon Pufahl, will read from and sign her new book, On Swift Horses

Pufahl will be in conversation with author Gabriel Tallent.

A lonely newlywed and her wayward brother-in-law follow divergent and dangerous paths through the postwar American West. Muriel is newly married and restless, transplanted from her rural Kansas hometown to life in a dusty bungalow in San Diego. The air is rich with the tang of salt and citrus, but the limits of her new life seem to be closing in: She misses her freethinking mother, dead before Muriel’s nineteenth birthday, and her sly, itinerant brother-in-law, Julius, who made the world feel bigger than she had imagined. And so she begins slipping off to the Del Mar racetrack to bet and eavesdrop, learning the language of horses and risk. Meanwhile, Julius is testing his fate in Las Vegas, working at a local casino where tourists watch atomic tests from the roof, and falling in love with Henry, a young card cheat. When Henry is eventually discovered and run out of town, Julius takes off to search for him in the plazas and dives of Tijuana, trading one city of dangerous illusions and indiscretions for another. 

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of On Swift Horses from The King's English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of On Swift Horses today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized. 

Event date: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 S 1500 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
On Swift Horses: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525538110
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - November 5th, 2019