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The Resource The mare : a novel, Mary Gaitskill

The mare : a novel, Mary Gaitskill

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The mare : a novel
Title
The mare
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mary Gaitskill
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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.
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Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10446300
Cataloging source
TOH
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.A36
LC item number
M37 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The mare : a novel, Mary Gaitskill
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  • OverDrive eBook
  • Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101870624
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
434B8673-0EB6-441C-A31F-3D068D9B93C4
System control number
(OCoLC)922688587
Label
The mare : a novel, Mary Gaitskill
Link
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101870624
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
434B8673-0EB6-441C-A31F-3D068D9B93C4
System control number
(OCoLC)922688587
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