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A Horse Named Sorrow
by Trebor Healey
University of Wisconsin Press, 2012
eISBN: 978-0-299-28973-7 | Cloth: 978-0-299-28970-6
Library of Congress Classification PS3608.E24H67 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.6

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Selection, Over the Rainbow Project, GLBT Round Table of the American Library Association
Finalist, General Fiction, Lambda Literary Awards
Winner, Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction, Publishing Triangle
Winner, Duggins outstanding Mid-Career novelist Award, Lambda Literary Foundation

Award-winning novelist Trebor Healey depicts San Francisco in the 1980s and ’90s in poetic prose that is both ribald and poignant, and a crossing into the American West that is dreamy, mythic, and visionary.
    When troubled twenty-one-year-old Seamus Blake meets the strong and self-possessed Jimmy (just arrived in San Francisco by bicycle from his hometown in Buffalo, New York), he feels his life may finally be taking a turn for the better. But the ensuing romance proves short-lived as Jimmy dies of an AIDS-related illness. The grieving Seamus is obliged to keep a promise to Jimmy: “Take me back the way I came.”
    And so Seamus sets out by bicycle on a picaresque journey with the ashes, hoping to bring them back to Buffalo. He meets truck drivers, waitresses, college kids, farmers, ranchers, Marines, and other travelers—each one giving him a new perspective on his own life and on Jimmy’s death. When he meets and becomes involved with a young Native American man whose mother has recently died, Seamus’s grief and his story become universal and redemptive.


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