Justin Allen Year of the Horse: A Novel

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Year of the Horse: A Novel

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A thrill-ride adventure novel capturing the adventure, mystery, legend, and lore of America

Year of the Horse is literary fantasy at its very best?a novel that delves into our myths, legends, hopes, and fears; a coming-of-age fable set in our fondly remembered (if often fictional) past?an adventure more than capable of setting your hair on end.

Year of the Horse tells the story of Yen Tzu-lu, a child of Chinese immigrants unwillingly pressed into service by a gang of roughnecks bent on stealing a gold mine from a shadowy villain deep in the western wilderness. With Tzu-lu as our guide, we experience a landscape of legend, stand toe-to-toe with those larger-than- life heroes and villains of our shared American mythos, and learn the inescapable facts that have both enriched and plagued our nation from its inception.

Resonating with echoes of Mark Twain, Larry McMurtry, and J. K. Rowling, this is a book of fabulous adventure and deep resonance. Allen gives readers a picture of how America sees itself, and in so doing he offers up both a heroic vision of the past and hope for the future.

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Justin Allen received his MFA in fiction from Columbia University and his BA in philosophy from Boise State University. He is the author of the fantasy epic Slaves of the Shinar, also published by Overlook. He lives in New York City with his wife, Day.

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¦The characters are original and fascinating, the plot is compelling, and the extraordinary details of the journey across the West are every bit as harsh and gritty as must have been true of such journeys in fact.¦ïRobert K. Massie, Pulitzer Prizewinning author

"This hybrid weaves literary adventure with a uniquely American sense of mythology and lore, and does it all rather well.¦ Booklist

"The author clearly has a great love for old-style boy's-adventure tales, but he doesn't allow the genre's tropes to keep him from trying new things. In particular, the multicultural cast of characters, while perhaps historically improbable, is refreshing, and Allen doesn't gloss over the widespread racial prejudices of the time. Best of all, however, he knows how to tell a cracking good story. Exciting, original update of the ripping-yarns formula." Kirkus "Part Zane Gray, part L. Frank Baum, this read delivers the ultimate dose of escapism, from its fantastical, episodic nature to its dime- novel flavorèCharming and full of heart, Year of the Horse provides quaint reading, that, although brand-new, feels like a secret discovery from the dusty back shelf of a library. - Colorado Springs Independent

¦Lots of fun.¦ - Philadelphia Weekly Press

"Year of the Horse takes some very familiar threads in young adult fiction a young protagonist with a destiny he must fulfill, a quest for hidden treasure, a dangerous landscape peppered with formidable foes and unlikely allies- to weave an engrossing coming of age tale replete with both wisdom and edge-of-the-seat moments." - Bookpleasures.com

"A classic fantasy quest story, wrapped in the trappings of the American West, reimagined in a cinematic way." - The Idaho Statesman

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