The Resource The mare, by Mary Gaitskill

The mare, by Mary Gaitskill

Label
The mare
Title
The mare
Statement of responsibility
by Mary Gaitskill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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.
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2015
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10446300
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Gaitskill, Mary
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Girls
  • Dominican Americans
  • Horsemanship
  • Upstate New York (N.Y.)
  • Dominican Americans
  • Girls
  • Horsemanship
  • Large type books
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
The mare, by Mary Gaitskill
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice."
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
ocn929445389
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410487339
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2015044738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)929445389
Label
The mare, by Mary Gaitskill
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice."
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
ocn929445389
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410487339
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2015044738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)929445389

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