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The Resource The mare : a novel, Mary Gaitskill

The mare : a novel, Mary Gaitskill

Label
The mare : a novel
Title
The mare
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mary Gaitskill
Creator
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
  • Velveteen Vargas is a Fresh Air Fund kid from Brooklyn. Her upstate New York host family is Ginger, a failed artist and shakily recovered alcoholic, and her academic husband, Paul. Over several years their relationships shift. Velvet's encounter with the horses at the stable down the road-- especially an abused, unruly mare called Fugly Girl-- changes her life. The journey between the vital, violent world of the inner city and the world of the small-town stable is told through various perspectives
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaitskill, Mary
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Girls
  • Dominican Americans
  • Horsemanship
  • Dominican Americans
  • Girls
  • Horsemanship
  • Upstate New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Label
The mare : a novel, Mary Gaitskill
Instantiates
Publication
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
903284253
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Advance reader's edition
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9780307379740
Lccn
2015007973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025332148
System control number
(OCoLC)903284253
Label
The mare : a novel, Mary Gaitskill
Publication
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
903284253
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Advance reader's edition
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9780307379740
Lccn
2015007973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025332148
System control number
(OCoLC)903284253

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