An unforgettable story of men and horses, the American West, and the dream of a ticket out
* A May 2012 Indie Next Pick *
Will Testerman is a young Wyoming horse trainer determined to make something of himself. Money is tight at the family ranch, where he's living again after a disastrous end to his job on the Texas show-horse circuit. He sees his chance with a beautiful quarter horse, a filly that might earn him a reputation, and spends his savings to buy her.
Armed with stories and the confidence of youth, he devotes himself to her training -- first, in the familiar barns and corrals of home, then on a guest ranch in the rugged Absaroka mountains, and, in the final trial, on the glittering, treacherous polo fields of southern California.
With Boleto, Alyson Hagy delivers a masterfully told, exquisitely observed novel about our intimate relationships with animals and money, against the backdrop of a new West that is changing forever.
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In her gift for the language of horses, as in the beauty of her prose, Hagy will inevitably recall Annie Proulx, Kent Haruf and Cormac McCarthy.Read Full Review of Boleto
Hagy writes with great authority about her array of authentic characters, who speak in crisp dialogue and waste no words.Read Full Review of Boleto
Instead, Hagy has infused it with the kind of depth, beauty and insight that makes it truly unforgettable.Read Full Review of Boleto
This quiet yet powerful novel doesn’t disappoint.Read Full Review of Boleto
...a unique story in Hagy's detailed and precise descriptions of the life of a young horse trainer trying to find his niche.Read Full Review of Boleto
Boleto is not a page-turner in the traditional sense, but the patient reader who takes time to savor Hagy's abundant storytelling gifts will be rewarded.Read Full Review of Boleto
If you have any time this summer and you need to escape to a different space in your head, Alyson Hagy’s Boleto is a very good place to visit.Read Full Review of Boleto
With “Boleto,” Hagy takes her place in that elite group of authors who have mastered both short and long fiction.Read Full Review of Boleto
Boleto boasts great characters, but the quality of the prose is what really defines the book.Read Full Review of Boleto
Alyson Hagy's prose is expertly lean: every word of dialogue is carefully measured...Read Full Review of Boleto
Hagy used character to make the business of horses interesting...Read Full Review of Boleto
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