Henrietta Knight may be the wonderfully savvy trainer, Jim Lewis the burstingly
proud owner, Jim Culloty the skilled, and yesterday so patient, jockey, but at this moment Best Mate belongs to the small, foxy, ecstatic figure of Jackie Jenner.
Eyes alight, face tight with joy, chest burstingly
upright, he seemed to be saying, Come dance with me, come into the light.
Gary Shteyngart - author of Absurdistan, praised by The New York Times Book Review as "so immodestly vigorous, so burstingly
sure of its barbaric excellence, that simply by breathing, sweating and standing upright it exalts itself" - was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the United States seven years later.
The diary is burstingly
full, with the CBSC's most recent triumph being the Finnish premiere of The Dream of Gerontius in Helsinki with Oramo and his 'other' orchestra, the Finnish Radio Symphony, a couple of weeks ago.
A superbly acted ensemble character piece more than a dramatic narrative, alternately mutedly sad and burstingly
joyful, it's a lingeringly moving experience.