Published by Gival Press on September 22nd 2014
Genres: Drama, Fiction, Literary Fiction
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Winner of the 2013 Gival Press Novel Award
"An elegy for a lost father, an unforgettable fable of the power of art, Ghost Horse weaves a singular spell, captivating the reader and never letting go."
-- Adam Johnson, author of The Orphan Master's Son, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Set amidst the social tensions of 1970's Houston, Ghost Horse tells the story of eleven-year-old Buddy Turner's shifting alliances within his fragmented family and with two other boys--one Anglo, one Latino--in their quest to make a Super-8 animated movie.
As his father's many secrets begin to unravel, Buddy discovers the real movie: the intersection between life as he sees it and the truth of his own past.
In a vivid story of love, friendship, and betrayal, Ghost Horse explores a boy's swiftly changing awareness of himself and the world through the lens of imagination.
- I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Ghost Horse: Review
Ghost Horse is told from the perspective of an eleven-year-old boy. As mentioned in its book blurb, it tackles on the delicate issues like class, bullying, abuse and racial tension.
It’s apparent that Buddy is in great pain. His parents are divorcing; it’s too much for him to handle. My heart breaks for him. Ghost Horse is quite hard for me to review; it’s so… poignant. Goodreads member Leila says it best: it’s a gripping read.
Ghost Horse: Favourite Quote
I don’t know whether this is true; it left me amused. If you live in Houston, let me know?