Sweet William: A Memoir Of Old Horse

Paperback | September 1, 1994

byJohn Hawkes

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“A moving book, a warm, cranky book, in the end a book full of love of the horse.”—The Washington Post
 
In his most engaging, accessible novel to date, John Hawkes brings to life the sad, stately voice of Old Horse, nee Sweet William, who recounts the trials and tribulations of his life: his days as a racehorse, as a riding school nag, and finally as the broken down mount of a strange old man whose kindness transforms his life.
 
“Writing in this profoundly improbable yet ultimately moving and persuasive voice, Mr. Hawkes portrays not merely a mistreated animal but something akin to a tragic personality. . . . It’s a remarkable achievement.”—The Wall Street Journal

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From the National Book Award winner comes the moving novel of Sweet William, an old thoroughbred horse, who recounts the trials and tribulations of his life. Sweet William shares the glory of his days as a race horse--and as a broken-down mount transformed by the kindness of a strange old man

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“A moving book, a warm, cranky book, in the end a book full of love of the horse.”—The Washington Post   In his most engaging, accessible novel to date, John Hawkes brings to life the sad, stately voice of Old Horse, nee Sweet William, who recounts the trials and tribulations of his life: his days as a racehorse, as a riding school nag...

John Hawkes is the author of sixteen books of fiction, including biSweet William, Adventures in the Alaskan Skin Trade, and The Blood Oranges (all available from Penguin). He is Professor of English Emeritus at Brown University and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.75 × 5.16 × 0.59 inPublished:September 1, 1994Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140236163

ISBN - 13:9780140236163

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From the National Book Award winner comes the moving novel of Sweet William, an old thoroughbred horse, who recounts the trials and tribulations of his life. Sweet William shares the glory of his days as a race horse--and as a broken-down mount transformed by the kindness of a strange old man