Horses

Keith Ridgway

First Sentence:     In the broad spaces of the streets near the square, Matthew stood and watched for the secrets which the rain reveals.

Back of the book:

Horses is the story of a storm, and of grief and arson and revenge. A priest, a doctor and a policeman on a single wild night south of Dublin, struggle with the unpredictability of a teenage girl, and a man with no shoes.

Quotes from the book:

“It was a thing about the rain. having to go into it from a dry place, that was harder than being in it all the time.”

Her horses were dead and in the sky, and the sky whinnied and shook off water and kicked up sparks beneath its hooves.

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Last Sentence:     The men walked on, missing them.

 

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