My Suffolk Downs

Shook, Melissa. My Suffolk Downs. Boston and Cambridge, MA: Pressed Wafer and Kat Ran Press 2012. Ca. 60p, many photos by the author. New paperbound. ** A beautifully evocative look at the Suffolk Downs backstretch in "poems and photographs." The "poems" consist of gritty yet lyrical conversations with "the people who work at such demanding and often hard-scrabble jobs--the trainers, grooms, hot walkers, exercise riders, jockeys and their agents, vets, horse shoers and dentists, feed, hay, and icemen." The author's proceeds go to The Eighth Pole, which provides social services for backside workers at Suffolk Downs. A memorable, unusual book. (We can also offer the signed deluxe edition, 1 of 45 copies, at $150; please inquire.) Can be sent outside the U.S. for less than the default shipping rate. Item #15070

Price: $30.00

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