Abigail Thomas’ comment: Horses and humans share many of the same traits: suspicion, unruly behavior, spite, as well as patience, curiosity, willingness and affection. Centaur, set on a horse farm, examines the interactions between horses and people whose lives have become unmanageable. Its human residents are there to learn how better to live, and horses are their teachers. This is an unforgettable essay beautifully written by someone who has observed and taken part in the lives of two species. I can’t praise the writing highly enough. I loved every word.