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The mare: a novel

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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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9780307379740
9781504671583
9781504671606
9781504671545
9781101870624
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Full title mare
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Ethnic relations -- Fiction, Girls -- Dominican Republic -- Fiction, Girls -- Fiction, Horsemanship -- Fiction, Horses -- Fiction
title_display The mare : a novel
title_full The Mare, The Mare A Novel, The mare : a novel / Mary Gaitskill, The mare [sound recording] / Mary Gaitskill
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title_sub a novel
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