Year of the Horse: A Novel

Year of the Horse A Novel A thrill ride adventure novel capturing the adventure mystery legend and lore of AmericaYear of the Horse is literary fantasy at its very best a novel that delves into our myths legends hopes an

  • Title: Year of the Horse: A Novel
  • Author: Justin Allen
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A thrill ride adventure novel capturing the adventure, mystery, legend, and lore of AmericaYear 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 than capable of setting your hair on end.Year of the Horse tells the stA thrill ride adventure novel capturing the adventure, mystery, legend, and lore of AmericaYear 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 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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    About " Justin Allen "

  • Justin Allen

    Justin was born in Boise, Idaho in 1974 He grad u ated from Boise State Uni ver sity with a degree in phi los o phy, was named one of the school s Top Ten Schol ars, and invited to present the vale dic tory address at the com mence ment of the Col lege of Arts and Sci ences Soon after, Justin moved to New York City, where he enrolled in Colum bia University s Writ ing Pro gram, spe cial iz ing in fic tion and sin cerely hop ing to become the next Jack Ker ouac While at Colum bia he wrote what he has later come to call his Bar bar ian Story, and turned it in for judg ing by his work shop class He expected to weather a fear some bar rage of scorn, and was hap pily sur prised at how well they took it.While work ing on that story, Justin was first intro duced to Uruk, a pre his toric hunter from the jun gles of sub Saharan Africa, and the hero of his first novel, Slaves of the Shi nar It took him fully six years, umpteen rough drafts, buck ets of tears and tor rents of blood, to fin ish the novel and get it placed with The Over look Press Dur ing that time he also met and mar ried his true love, Day Mitchell, trav eled with her to Tahiti, New Zealand, Kenya, Belize, Nicaragua, and a myr iad of other, equally won der ful locales, and began work on two new nov els, The Amer i can and Tomor row land, and a book of travel essays about the Amer i can National Parks.Along with his writ ing, Justin also has a pas sion for clas si cal bal let, tak ing class as often as six times a week, and per form ing occa sion ally with such com pa nies as Dances Patrelle for whom he has also worked as admin is tra tive direc tor , and Eidolon Bal let in Con cert He first began danc ing while a stu dent at Boise State Uni ver sity, and first per formed with Idaho Dance Theatre.Justin is roughly six feet tall, weighs some where around 185 pounds often , to his cha grin , has dark brown hair and eyes, and suf fers from near sightedness, motion sickness, and a ten dency to get angry at air port per son nel His wife, a licensed social worker, is try ing to help him over come this last item, but finds the going hard.In 2001, Justin and Day adopted a house plant and affec tion ately named her Phil Wor ry ing that Phil was grow ing up alone, last year they adopted again, and are proud to be the some what neg li gent par ents of a sec ond plant, Phil Jr They live in New York City.

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