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An extract: The Sport of Kings

‘In one word I would say this book is symphonic. A Southern, gothic masterpiece’ – Aminatta Forna, 2017 judge

Over the coming weeks leading up to the announcement of the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winner, we’ll be spotlighting each of this year’s shortlisted books. This week, why not dip into C. E. Morgan’s epic shortlistee The Sport of Kings?

A spiralling tale of wealth and poverty, racism and rage, The Sport of Kings is an unflinching portrait of lives cast in shadow by the enduring legacy of slavery. C. E. Morgan gives life to a tale as mythic and fraught as the South itself – a moral epic for our time.

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