Run with the Horsemen

Run with the Horsemen

by Ferrol Sams

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Overview

From the author of The Whisper of the River and Epiphany.

In this coming-of-age story, Porter Osbourne Jr. is a precocious, sensitive, and rambunctious boy trying to make it through adolescence during the Depression. On a red-clay farm in Georgia, he learns all there is to know about cotton-chopping, hog-killing, watermelon-thumping, and mule-handling. School provides a quick course in practical joking, schoolboy crushes, athletic glory, and clandestine sex. But it is Porter’s family— his genteel, patient mother, his swarm of cousins, his snuff-dipping grandmother, and, most of all, his beloved though flawed father—who teaches Porter the painful truths about growing up strong enough to run with the horsemen.

"The writing is elegant, reflective, and amused. Mr. Sams is a storyteller sure of his audience . . . gifted with perfect timing."—The New York Times Book Review

"Remarkable both for its humor and its sustained and detailed picture of a mischievous Southern farmboy’s life during the Great Depression."—The Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140072747
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/03/1984
Series: Penguin Contemporary American Fiction Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 123,138
Product dimensions: 4.94(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ferrol Sams is a physician, humorist, storyteller, and the bestselling author of eight novels rooted in the oral tradition of southern humor and folklore. He lives in Fayetteville, Georgia.

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