About the Book
Buddy, top trainer at a harness racing track, turns his job over to his younger brother Manx, whom he has been grooming for the position since he was quite young. It is just at the time the raceway is taken over by new owners, the LeRoy family. Its new name is Kingdom 4.
The story is an intertwining of the personalities, strengths, ailments, and lineages of the horses and the people connected to the track. Throughout, horses and people are drawn together in an allegorical and metaphorical way to clarify conflicts, and comment on conditions, on and off the track.
About the Author
Pegeen Brennan was born in Ashcroft, British Columbia's Cariboo region; she spent most of her childhood years in Ontario. She moved to Vancouver in the Sixties to attend university. She joined the Faculty of English at UBC in 1965; she taught courses in English Literature and Interdisciplinary Studies, as well as in Creative Writing and Technical Writing. Since taking early retirement, she and her husband live in Kilpoola, B.C., near Osoyoos.
Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in various literary magazines. She has published four other novels: Confinement at Rouffignac, Big Rock Candy Town, To Rosewood, Estivation, and three books of poetry.