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The Mare

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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.

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ISBN: 9780307379740
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Language: English
Page Count: 441
Size: 9.53" l x 6.35" w x 1.56"
Series: N/A