The Resource Cactus Jack : a novel, Brad Smith

Cactus Jack : a novel, Brad Smith

Label
Cactus Jack : a novel
Title
Cactus Jack
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Brad Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Brad Smith's latest is a terrific novel about a thirty-something single woman, the untried colt she inherits, a horse-crazy little girl, and their band of misfits and has-beens who stick it to the establishment in the cutthroat world of horse racing. Billie Masterson is a chronic underachiever, drowning herself in alcohol and bad relationships in Ohio. She hasn't been home to the family's broken-down thoroughbred farm in Kentucky since college. Her mother committed suicide when Billie was a teen and she blames her father, Will Masterson. When Will drops dead while working on the farm, Billie returns to rural Kentucky for the funeral, intending only to pay her respects before high-tailing it back to Ohio. However, she's informed by her father's lawyer, the garrulous David Mountain Clay, that she now owns the farm...and all the debt that goes with it. Determined to sell everything, settle the debts and get out of town, Billie discovers that her father's colt, a horse named Cactus Jack, is the object of obsession for billionaire Reese Ryker, the louche scion of a department store dynasty and now owner of Double R Racing, one of the top thoroughbred stables in the world. Billie is willing to sell everything to Ryker-until she realizes that he's an entitled misogynist and a not-so-subtle racist. Against her better judgment, she decides to keep the farm and the untested horse. To do that she needs to race the animal--and beat Ryker at his own game. Assisted by a team of misfits, including a washed-up trainer with whom she has a bit too much history, the horse-crazy little girl next door, and her father's ex-girlfriend, Billie and Cactus Jack take the track by a storm"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, B. J.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.S55148
LC item number
C33 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single women
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Horse farms
  • Horse racing
  • Horse farms
  • Horse racing
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Single women
  • Kentucky
  • Kentucky
Label
Cactus Jack : a novel, Brad Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781950691456
Lccn
2020005511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1140352353
  • (OCoLC)on1140352353
  • 1974514
Label
Cactus Jack : a novel, Brad Smith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781950691456
Lccn
2020005511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1140352353
  • (OCoLC)on1140352353
  • 1974514

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