Geraldine Brooks’ latest effort, “Horse,” is a powerful work about race and racing.

Horse qualifies as a highly fictionalized historical novel. Lexington, the horse whose life anchors the story, was real, while all that is known of Jarrett, Lexington’s Black trainer, is his name. Brooks skillfully fleshes out their relationship using her own love of horses and her voluminous research into the equestrian racing world of the antebellum South in the mid 1800s.

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