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Perestroika in Paris, Jane Smiley

Label
Perestroika in Paris
Title
Perestroika in Paris
Statement of responsibility
Jane Smiley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres and the New York Times best-selling Last Hundred Years Trilogy, a captivating, brilliantly imaginative story of three extraordinary animals--and a young boy--whose lives intersect in Paris Paras is a spirited racehorse at a racetrack west of Paris. At dusk, one afternoon she pushes open the door of her stall--she's a curious filly--and, after traveling through the night, arrives by chance in the City of Light. She's dazzled, and often mystified, by the sights, sounds and smells around her, but she isn't afraid. Soon she meets an elegant dog, a German shorthair pointer named Frida, who knows how to get by without attracting the attention of suspicious Parisians. Paras and Frida coexist for a time in the city's lush green spaces, nourished by Frida's strategic trips to the bakery and the butchershop. They keep company with two irrepressible ducks, and an opinionated raven. But then Paras meets a human boy, Etienne, and discovers a new, otherworldly part of Paris: the secluded, ivy-walled house where the boy and his nearly-one-hundred-year-old great grandmother live, quietly and unto themselves. As the cold weather and Christmas near, the unlikeliest of friendships bloom among humans and animals alike. But how long can a runaway horse live undiscovered in Paris? And how long can a boy keep her hidden, and all his own? Jane Smiley's beguiling new novel is itself an adventure that celebrates curiosity and ingenuity, and expresses the desire of all creatures for true friendship, love and freedom
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smiley, Jane
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Race horses
  • Animals
  • Friendship
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
Perestroika in Paris, Jane Smiley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Control code
on1220927126
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780525520351
Lccn
2019058473
Other physical details
illustration
Label
Perestroika in Paris, Jane Smiley
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Control code
on1220927126
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780525520351
Lccn
2019058473
Other physical details
illustration

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