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By Andy Plattner

The ten tales in Winter Money are set in rural Kentucky and West Virginia, in dim horse racing and river cities. the lads in Andy Plattner’s tales are difficult and unsure, the ladies self reliant and dissatisfied, yet they're strong-willed and high-spirited, continually believing there’s a greater existence, simply over the horizon, after the subsequent race.

The name tale depicts the lifetime of a jockey agent who has visible a few undesirable breaks yet understands in his middle he can flip issues round if he can simply get a few “winter cash” to make a clean commence in Florida. In “Chandelier,” a bankrupt horse breeder hazards every little thing back in an try to store a friend’s farm. “Eldorado” is the tale of a tender horse groom confident an previous vehicle should be stable success for him, although it might holiday down over the subsequent hill.

Life at a race tune is as desperately unpredictable because the subsequent race, however the humans absolute to this lifestyles dwell in basic terms after they are taking possibilities. The lies they inform themselves and others run with truth to create new truths. the lads and ladies of Winter Money dwell in lodge rooms that hire by means of the week, the place strangers can switch the process lives. Love and compassion come from unforeseen assets, and, hence, desires and wanted are nurtured and infrequently, opposed to the percentages, sustained.

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