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The Resource The mare, Mary Gaitskill

The mare, Mary Gaitskill

Label
The mare
Title
The mare
Statement of responsibility
Mary Gaitskill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Velveteen Vargas is eleven years old, a Fresh Air Fund kid from Brooklyn. Her host family is a couple in upstate New York: Ginger, a failed artist and shakily recovered alcoholic, and her academic husband, Paul, who wonder what it will mean to "make a difference" in such a contrived situation. Gaitskill illuminates their shifting relationship with Velvet over several years, as well as Velvet's encounter with the horses at the stable down the road--especially with an abused, unruly mare called Fugly Girl. With strong supporting characters--Velvet's abusive mother, an eccentric horse trainer, a charismatic older boy who awakens Velvet's nascent passion--The Mare traces Velvet's journey between the vital, violent world of the inner city and the world of the small-town stable. In Gaitskill's hands, the timeless story of a girl and a horse is joined with a timely story of people from different races and classes trying to meet one another honestly. The Mare is raw, heart-stirring, and original
Cataloging source
GO6
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1954-
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Gaitskill, Mary
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Girls
  • Horses
  • Dominican Americans
  • New York (State)
Label
The mare, Mary Gaitskill
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Control code
927109790
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
441 pages
Isbn
9780307379740
Lccn
2015007973
Label
The mare, Mary Gaitskill
Publication
Copyright
Control code
927109790
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
441 pages
Isbn
9780307379740
Lccn
2015007973

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