KT Sparks in Conversation with CJ Hauser
- April 20, 2021
The author of Four Dead Horses speaks virtually on Thurs., Apr. 22nd, at 7 p.m. (EDT)!
Join us for an evening of conversation with KT Sparks and CJ Hauser discussing Sparks’ debut novel, Four Dead Horses!
Laugh-out-loud funny, darkly sardonic, overflowing with heart — Four Dead Horses is an exquisitely crafted romp through one man's life in the Upper Midwest and the dreams of versifying cowboys that carry him through
On May 1, 1982, 18-year-old Martin Oliphant watches a horse drown off the shore of Lake Michigan — the first of four equine corpses marking the trail that will lead Martin out of the small-minded small town of Pierre, Michigan, onto the open ranges of Elko, Nevada, and into the open arms, or at least open mics, of the cowboy poets who gather there to perform. Along the way, he nurtures a dying mother, who insists the only thing wrong with her is tennis elbow; corrals a demented father, who believes he’s Father Christmas; assists the dissolute local newspaper editor; and serves stints as horse rustler and pet mortician. For 30 years, Martin searches for an escape route to the West, to poetry, and to his first love, the cowgirl Ginger, but never manages to get much farther than the city limits of his Midwestern hometown — that is, until a world famous cow horse dies while touring through Pierre, and Martin is tapped to transport its remains to the funeral at the 32nd Annual Elko Cowboy Poetry Confluence.SIGNED COPIES are available for this title! Please fill out this form to place your order.
This event is hosted by Solid State Books in Washington, DC! Register in advance here.