The Sport of Kings

C.E. Morgan (4th Estate)

Henry Forge and his daughter, members of a great Kentucky racing dynasty, are breeding a champion. But when a young black man fresh out of prison comes to work for them, the violence of the Forges’ history and their exigencies of appetite are brought starkly into view.

A spiraling tale of wealth and poverty, racism and rage, this is an unflinching portrait of lives cast in shadow by the enduring legacy of slavery.