A teenager named Alec Ramsay befriends a wild stallion of exotic beauty in Farley's novel. From an Arabian seaport to a New York farm, Alec and the stallion—called simply "the Black"—forge a relationship that causes other characters to marvel. Alec achieves growth and self-realization as he struggles to control a horse whose winning characteristics continue to enthrall readers.

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