The Resource Perestroika in Paris, Jane Smiley

Perestroika in Paris, Jane Smiley

Label
Perestroika in Paris
Title
Perestroika in Paris
Statement of responsibility
Jane Smiley
Title variation
Strays of Paris
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres and the New York Times best-selling Last Hundred Years Trilogy, a captivating, brilliantly imaginative story of three extraordinary animals--and a young boy--whose lives intersect in Paris Paras is a spirited racehorse at a racetrack west of Paris. At dusk, one afternoon she pushes open the door of her stall--she's a curious filly--and, after traveling through the night, arrives by chance in the City of Light. She's dazzled, and often mystified, by the sights, sounds and smells around her, but she isn't afraid. Soon she meets an elegant dog, a German shorthair pointer named Frida, who knows how to get by without attracting the attention of suspicious Parisians. Paras and Frida coexist for a time in the city's lush green spaces, nourished by Frida's strategic trips to the bakery and the butchershop. They keep company with two irrepressible ducks, and an opinionated raven. But then Paras meets a human boy, Etienne, and discovers a new, otherworldly part of Paris: the secluded, ivy-walled house where the boy and his nearly-one-hundred-year-old great grandmother live, quietly and unto themselves. As the cold weather and Christmas near, the unlikeliest of friendships bloom among humans and animals alike. But how long can a runaway horse live undiscovered in Paris? And how long can a boy keep her hidden, and all his own? Jane Smiley's beguiling new novel is itself an adventure that celebrates curiosity and ingenuity, and expresses the desire of all creatures for true friendship, love, and freedom"--
Tone
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2020.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10928191
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smiley, Jane
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.M39
LC item number
P37 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Race horses
  • Animals
  • Friendship
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Paris (France)
Label
Perestroika in Paris, Jane Smiley
Instantiates
Publication
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
on1133662550
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780525520351
Lccn
2019058473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1133662550
Label
Perestroika in Paris, Jane Smiley
Publication
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
on1133662550
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780525520351
Lccn
2019058473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1133662550

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