The mare: A Novel
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|Grouped Work ID||046c1488-be52-b73b-2179-1f5d65337f25|
|Grouping Author||gaitskill mary|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-01-23 07:24:31AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-23 07:39:56AM|
|author||Gaitskill, Mary, 1954-|
|available_at_catalog||Cameron Village Regional|
|detailed_location_catalog||Cameron Village Regional - Adult Fiction|
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|display_description||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.
From the Hardcover edition.
|owning_library_catalog||Wake County Public Libraries|
|owning_location_catalog||Cameron Village Regional|
|subject_facet||Horses -- Fiction|
New York -- Fiction
Young women -- Fiction
|title_full||The Mare A Novel|
The mare / Mary Gaitskill