Lord of Misrule

Tracking Stereotypes: The Jews Of ‘Misrule’

03/15/2011

It has been nominated for the PEN-Faulkner award and achieved the kind of fame authors dream of. But back before Jaimy Gordon’s racetrack novel “Lord of Misrule” had even won the National Book Award as the longshot or dark horse — pick your racing metaphor — people recommended it to me because of its subject matter.

Jaimy Gordon’s racetrack-based novel offers unique look at protagonist’s Jewish roots.
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