5 edition of Boleto : a novel found in the catalog.
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 130 p. :|
|Number of Pages||61|
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I went into this book not knowing much about it and I was surprised with a quick and flowy read. Joining such resonant talents as Annie Proulx and Kent Haruf, Hagy is fast becoming a recognizable author of the American West. This made it come off as robotic and not real.
She details each twitch of Boleto's ears in language both acute and lyrical. In measured, textured prose, Hagy finesses the nuances of equestrian life, from the knowing twitch of the filly's ears to Will naming his horse "Boleto" "ticket"signifying his hoped for success. Blue ticket: I was not motherly.
She details each twitch of Boleto's ears in language both acute and lyrical. The novel ends on a hopeful note indicating that a reunion is not entirely outside of the It is purposefully ambivalent and for the reader to decide. I emailed Ms Hagy and found her reasoning quite refreshing.
But I did not realize there were so many of those Jack tales, and that they had arrived to the Appalachian region in the ways that they did.
Maybe I wanted to be charm Oh no! It has such an interesting premise but I felt let down by the actual story. I've read many coming-of-age love stories, but this is one of the best yet -- and not even romantic.
I did like what was there very much, and it was an atmospheric and gentle story, even if occasionally touched by violence.
Whether its the corral of the Testerman ranch, the rugged passes of the Black Bell Ranch or the depressed outskirts of Anaheim, the settings glimmer with well-chosen metaphors.
It was an object that did not really belong to me, and to wish for any other was a fallacy at best, treasonous at worst.
Horse people can also be the most down to earth, self connected, rooted, salt of the earth beings.