On Swift Horses takes us back to the 1950s post-war American West. Muriel and Lee are newlyweds and they both have a special connection with Lee’s brother, Julius. Trying to find their place in the world, Muriel discovers racetracks to soothe her restlessness and Julius finds himself in Las Vegas casinos. We get to know the three of them slowly through their thoughts, feelings, and relationships with each other. Slow paced and beautifully written, this is the story of love and trying out luck—the search for freedom and love.
On Swift Horses by Shannon Pufahl