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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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. The story 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.--From book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Gaitskill, Mary
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horsemanship
  • Life change events
  • Girls
  • Horses
  • Ethnic relations
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Upstate New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
Label
The mare, Mary Gaitskill
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058591237
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
441 pages
Isbn
9781781257388
Lccn
2015007973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)936533130
Label
The mare, Mary Gaitskill
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058591237
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
441 pages
Isbn
9781781257388
Lccn
2015007973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)936533130

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