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The Resource The mare, Mary Gaitskill

The mare, Mary Gaitskill

Label
The mare
Title
The mare
Statement of responsibility
Mary Gaitskill
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the author of Veronica, a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction, comes Mary Gaitskill's most poignant and powerful work yet: the story of a Dominican girl, the white woman who introduces her to riding, and the horse who changes everything for her. Velveteen Vargas is an eleven-year-old from Brooklyn who is granted a summer vacation in the country, courtesy of the nonprofit Fresh Air Fund. Her host family is a couple in upstate New York: Ginger, a failed artist on the fringe of Alcoholics Anonymous, and Paul, an academic who wonders what it will mean to "make a difference" in such a contrived situation. Here we see the couple's changing relationship with Velvet over the course of several years, as well as Velvet's powerful encounter with the horses at the stable down the road, as Gaitskill weaves together Velvet's vital inner-city community and the privileged country world of Ginger and Paul. The timeless story of a girl and a horse is joined with the story of people from different races and socioeconomic backgrounds trying to meet one another honestly. It is a novel that is raw, striking, and completely original
Cataloging source
BLACP
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3557.A36
LC item number
M37 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Kyla Garcia, Christa Lewis, Sean Pratt and Nicol Zanzarella
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The mare, Mary Gaitskill
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1628820
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (15 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504671583
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPbr6c
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781504671583
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1628820
  • (Sirsi) 1628820
  • (OCoLC)919967355
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The mare, Mary Gaitskill
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1628820
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (15 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504671583
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPbr6c
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781504671583
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1628820
  • (Sirsi) 1628820
  • (OCoLC)919967355
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

    • Rockport Public LibraryBorrow it
      17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966, US
      42.6576331 -70.61774129999999
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