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Twist the Axe: A Horseplayer's Story

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Poetry. Prose. Cross Genre. "One way or another, Maj Ragain is going to touch you as you read his work. And you're going to like it. He may get you in the funny bone or you may find out for yourself that he sports the Tenderest Knockout Punch in the world. He also can wield a poleaxe ("The Last Horserace in Thessaloniki"); mainly he chooses to shuttle casually back and for ...more
Paperback, 164 pages
Published February 5th 2002 by Bottom Dog Press (first published December 2001)
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Robert Beveridge
Maj Ragain, Twist the Axe: A Horseplayer's Story (Bottom Dog Press, 2001)

Twist the Axe is the best book I've read this year, a conglomeration of Ragain's writings on racehorses and the culture surrounding them culled from many years of work. This book collects previously published and unpublished work, poems, stories, journals, and the odd drawing or two, pairing them with newspaper clippings, result charts, family trees, and just about anything else one could think of. Ragain can lay claim to b
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