The Mare

The Mare A Novel - Vintage Contemporaries

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Publisher's Synopsis

One of the Best Books of the Year
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When Velveteen Vargas, an eleven-year-old Fresh Air Fund kid from Brooklyn, comes to stay with a family in upstate New York, what begins as a two-week visit blossoms into something much more significant. Soon Velvet finds herself torn between her host family-Ginger, a failed artist and shakily recovered alcoholic; and Paul, a college professor-and her own deeply tormented mother. The one constant becomes Velvet's newly discovered passion for horse riding-and especially for an abused, unruly mare named Fugly Girl. A stirring and deeply felt novel, The Mare is Mary Gaitskill's most poignant and powerful work yet-a stunning exploration of a girl and her horse, and of the way we connect with people from all walks of life.

Book information

ISBN: 9780307743602
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 388g
Height: 135mm
Width: 204mm
Spine width: 21mm