The Resource The mare, Mary Gaitskill

The mare, Mary Gaitskill

Label
The mare
Title
The mare
Statement of responsibility
Mary Gaitskill
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. Gaitskill illuminates their shifting relationships over several years, as well as Velvet's encounter with the horses at the stable down the road. Mare is the story of a girl and a horse, joined with a story of people from different races and classes trying to meet one another honestly."--From jacket flap
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Title
The mare
Creator
Summary
Ginger is forty-seven and a recovering alcoholic when she meets and marries Paul. It's too late for her to have a baby of her own, so she tries to persuade him to consider adoption, but he already has a child and doesn't share her longing to be a parent. As a compromise, they sign up to an organisation that sends poor inner-city kids to stay with country families for a few weeks in the summer, so one hot July day Velveteen Vargas arrives in their lives, and Ginger is instantly besotted. Velvet is an eleven-year-old Dominican girl from one of Brooklyn's toughest neighbourhoods. Bemused by her gentle middle-aged hosts, but deeply intuitive in the way of clever children, Velvet quickly senses the longing behind Ginger's affection for her. Although she can't reciprocate, the two of them do forge a bond, but when Ginger begins to entertain fantasies of adopting Velvet, things begin to get complicated. Narrated in turn by Velvet, Ginger and Paul, Mary Gaitskill has created a devastating portrait of the unbridgeable gaps between people, and the way we long for fairytale endings even when we know they don't exist.
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10446300
Cataloging source
GO6
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.A36
LC item number
M37 2015
Literary form
novels
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True
Target audience
adult
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Mary Gaitskill
The mare, Mary Gaitskill
Label
The mare, Mary Gaitskill
Publication
Copyright
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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
gcl00011148
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
441 pages
Isbn
9780307379740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)927109790

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