The Hippodrome

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ISBN 978-0-8101-5036-2
Publication Date
October 1994
Page Count
213 pages
Trim Size
5 1/2 x 8 1/2

The Hippodrome

Cyrus Colter

Set in a Chicago seething with physical and psychological violence, Cyrus Colter's The Hippodrome is an examination of power and exploitation and their entanglement with sexuality. Yeager has murdered his wife and her white lover. Fleeing the police, he is both offered refuge and held captive in the Hippodrome, a ghetto house where a troupe of blacks stage sexual theater for white audiences. Colter's subtle treatment of the subject matter, and his careful delineation of his character's motives, make The Hippodrome a classic of modern fiction.

About the Author

Colter was a distinguished attorney and public servant when he took up writing in midlife.
"Colter's humanity and compassion are an inspiration." --Sara Peretsky
"In the tradition of his fictional ancestors, Dostoevsky and Faulkner, [Colter] has produced a work which uses the world of everyday reality in a manner beyond the scope of journalism or sociology--as an entrée to the soul." --James Park Sloan, Chicago Sun-Times
"This powerful writer should win the attention of every serious reader of fiction." --Saturday Review