Horse by Geraldine Brooks, Read by a Full Cast
A Thought-Provoking American Tale
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Five talented actors honor Geraldine Brooks’s fine new historical novel, Horse, with unique and complementary performances. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss how each narrator establishes a clear style for their character and their story’s era. Inspired by the actual record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, the story takes place in the 1805s, 1950, and in 2019. Listeners hear from the enslaved groom who cared for the horse, the horse’s portraitist, a gallery owner, a Nigerian-American art historian, and a Smithonian scientist. The rich and layered story comes to life with the talented narrations, making a gripping, memorable, and thought-provoking American tale.