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Cactus Jack : a novel, Brad Smith

Label
Cactus Jack : a novel
Title
Cactus Jack
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Brad Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Brad Smith's latest is a terrific novel about a thirty-something single woman, the untried colt she inherits, a horse crazy little girl, and their band of misfits and has-beens who stick it to the establishment in the cutthroat world of horse racing. Billie Masterson is a chronic underachiever, drowning herself in alcohol and bad relationships in Ohio. She hasn't been home to the family's broken-down thoroughbred farm in Kentucky since college. Her mother committed suicide when Billie was a teen and she blames her father, Will Masterson. When Will drops dead while working on the farm, Billie returns to rural Kentucky for the funeral, intending only to pay her respects before high-tailing it back to Ohio. However, she's informed by her father's lawyer, the garrulous David Mountain Clay, that she now owns the farm...and all the debt that goes with it. Determined to sell everything, settle the debts and get out of town, Billie discovers that her father's colt, a horse named Cactus Jack, is the object of obsession for billionaire Reese Ryker, the louche scion of a department store dynasty and now owner of Double R Racing, one of the top thoroughbred stables in the world. Billie is willing to sell everything to Ryker-until she realizes that he's an entitled misogynist and a not-so-subtle racist. Against her better judgment, she decides to keep the farm and the untested horse. To do that she needs to race the animal-and beat Ryker at his own game. Assisted by a team of misfits, including a washed-up trainer with whom she has a bit too much history, the horse-crazy little girl next door, and her father's ex-girlfriend, Billie and Cactus Jack take the track by a storm
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, B. J.
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
Cactus Jack : a novel, Brad Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2020005511
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781950691456
Lccn
2020005511
Label
Cactus Jack : a novel, Brad Smith
Publication
Control code
2020005511
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781950691456
Lccn
2020005511

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