The Mare

Product Number: EB00595012
Released: Nov 03, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101870624
Publisher: Vintage
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Following her National Book Award-nominated Veronica, here is Mary Gaitskill's most poignant and powerful work yet-the story of a Dominican girl, the Anglo woman who introduces her to riding, and the horse who changes everything for her. 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.

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Author(s): Mary Gaitskill
Awards:2017-Fiction-Longlist-Women's Prize for Fiction
Original Publish Date: Nov 03, 2015

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Author(s): Mary Gaitskill
Product Number DD22433
Released: Nov 03, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504671606
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Author(s): Mary Gaitskill
Product Number Z100113422
Released: Nov 03, 2015
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ISBN: #9781504671545

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