Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Horse Named Sorrow by Trebor Healey

A Horse Named Sorrow
by Trebor Healey 
To a "lost soul" like Shame his horseboy Jimmy becomes a savior, a savior who dies on the AIDS cross for guilty sinners or survivors like him. In order to help with Jimmy's resurrection, Shame goes on the road carrying Jimmy's ashes, a pilgrimage that leads to understanding his own personal truth by retracing Jimmy's journey home and embracing Eugene's silence.

With prose that shifts from the poetic to the mundane, in A Horse Named Sorrow, Trebor Healey creates a vibrant, sexy, deeply emotional journey filled with color, memorable characters, humor, the horrors of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco during the early '90s, and spirituality that grabs the reader by the throat at the beginning and keeps squeezing until the very end. Highly recommended.

6 comments:

  1. I think I'd like to read this, but when I'm in a happy place - it sounds like a difficult, but ultimately fulfiling, book to read :)

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    1. Orannia, this is a fabulous read! Whenever you decide to read it... I hope it reaches you, the way it did me.

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  2. Sounds like such a good book. I love stories that push us to the emotional edge and force the reader to consider our own struggles of one sort or another. Have a truly awesome 2013.

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    1. This is a fantastic novel, Dr J. It kept kept me on that emotional edge you mention above. Wishing all the best for 2013!

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  3. Hils,

    Just added this one to my list for 2013. I loved, loved his "Trunk" in Fool for Love - such an eloquent writer. Thanks for the review and rec. :)

    Indie

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    1. Indie, so glad you're going to read this book! I also loved "Trunk" and really enjoyed "Faun," (another story I'm recommending). But, now that I've read these, I'll have to go back and explore Healey's backlist. I've read some great things about his other works too.

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