Ponies, ponies, ponies
Viking, New York, 2005, 185 pp, cover Jim Hoover
Puffin Books, 2007, pb
Set in Depression era America, Bobby Lassiter and her family are poor even in comparison
to their struggling neighbours. One day, out in the desert, Bobby finds Boots. Sometimes Boots
is a man, and sometimes Boots is a horse.
Carol Emshwiller (1921 -
Her science fiction has won a World Fantasy Award (The Start of the End of it All) and the Philip K Dick Award (The Mount, which was also a Nebula Award Finalist). She teaches in the NYU Continuing Education program.
Carol Emshwiller has written one book with equine content; it’s set in America during the Depression, and is a fantasy about a man who oscillates between being human and being horse.
Finding the book: no longer in print, but easy to find.
Links and sources
Carol Emshwiller’s website
Carol Emshwiller’s papers are held in the North Illinois University
Carol Emshwiller on Wikipedia