AT THE END OF THE BAR

(2 customer reviews)

The travails of a down-on-his-luck jockey resorting to voodoo, along with a couple of tales about gamblers trying to change their luck, plus a horse trainer at the end of his rope. A kid on his own finds horses may be his best friends, a ten buck punter receives inspiration from beyond and a horse player who gets an uppercut begins to hear voices. Add to these an errant bullet and you’ll know what John Perrotta hears when he sits At the End of the Bar.

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The travails of a down-on-his-luck jockey resorting to voodoo, along with a couple of tales about gamblers trying to change their luck, plus a horse trainer at the end of his rope.

A kid on his own finds horses maybe his best friends, a ten buck punter receives inspiration from beyond and a horse player who gets an uppercut begins to hear voices.

Add to these an errant bullet and you’ll know what John Perrotta hears when he sits At the End of the Bar.

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Weight 0.45 lbs
Author

John R Perrotta

Publisher

Short Dog Publishing (May 20, 2021)

Language

English

Paperback

171 pages

ISBN-10

0578838478

ISBN-13

978-0578838472

Dimensions

5.5 x 0.39 x 8.5 inches

2 reviews for AT THE END OF THE BAR

  1. Robert Whiteley

    Incredibly fun. Wow ! John Perrotta has done it again.

    At The End of the Bar is a delightful array of stories written by a man who has clearly been “around the track” in multiple ways.
    This incredibly fun collection of short stories offers special enjoyment to true racetrackers and to any person who likes to take journeys into the twilight zone of imagination.

  2. Peter Shea

    A great read whether you go to the track or not

    It may or not have been Mark Twain who offered the advice “Write what you know,” but Perrotta has taken this mantra to heart, as he sets his latest book once again at the racetrack. In a series of tightly told stories we are introduced to a variety of colorful characters that populate the world of thoroughbred racing – gamblers, owners, jockeys, stable boys, and “punters” – those who bet on a dream without a clue. All of these denizens are vividly portrayed, and their stories jump off the pages. My favorites leaned toward the fantastical. In one, a bettor that, after a blow to the head, hears the race announcer call the winners – a day ahead of the actual race! In another, there’s a jockey who gets rattled by a voodoo curse. Whether or not you have ever visited a racetrack, there’s a grandstand of entertainment in these pages

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