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By Andy Plattner

The ten tales in Winter Money are set in rural Kentucky and West Virginia, in dim horse racing and river cities. the boys in Andy Plattner’s tales are difficult and unsure, the ladies autonomous and disenchanted, yet they're strong-willed and high-spirited, constantly believing there’s a greater existence, simply over the horizon, after the subsequent race.

The identify tale depicts the lifetime of a jockey agent who has noticeable a few undesirable breaks yet is aware in his center he can flip issues round if he can simply get a few “winter funds” to make a clean begin in Florida. In “Chandelier,” a bankrupt horse breeder hazards every thing back in an try to retailer a friend’s farm. “Eldorado” is the tale of a tender horse groom confident an previous motor vehicle should be sturdy success for him, although it may holiday down over the following hill.

Life at a race tune is as desperately unpredictable because the subsequent race, however the humans absolute to this existence dwell merely after they are taking probabilities. The lies they inform themselves and others run with truth to create new truths. the boys and girls of Winter Money dwell in inn rooms that hire by means of the week, the place strangers can switch the process lives. Love and compassion come from unforeseen resources, and, accordingly, goals and wanted are nurtured and occasionally, opposed to the chances, sustained.

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By Andy Plattner

The ten tales in Winter Money are set in rural Kentucky and West Virginia, in dim horse racing and river cities. the boys in Andy Plattner’s tales are difficult and unsure, the ladies autonomous and disenchanted, yet they're strong-willed and high-spirited, constantly believing there’s a greater existence, simply over the horizon, after the subsequent race.

The identify tale depicts the lifetime of a jockey agent who has noticeable a few undesirable breaks yet is aware in his center he can flip issues round if he can simply get a few “winter funds” to make a clean begin in Florida. In “Chandelier,” a bankrupt horse breeder hazards every thing back in an try to retailer a friend’s farm. “Eldorado” is the tale of a tender horse groom confident an previous motor vehicle should be sturdy success for him, although it may holiday down over the following hill.

Life at a race tune is as desperately unpredictable because the subsequent race, however the humans absolute to this existence dwell merely after they are taking probabilities. The lies they inform themselves and others run with truth to create new truths. the boys and girls of Winter Money dwell in inn rooms that hire by means of the week, the place strangers can switch the process lives. Love and compassion come from unforeseen resources, and, accordingly, goals and wanted are nurtured and occasionally, opposed to the chances, sustained.

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