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The Mare

The Mare

作者 : Mary Gaitskill

出版社 : VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL

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定價 : NT 455

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11歲大的Velveteen Vargas參加清新空氣基金會的夏令營活動,來到紐約布魯克林區展開兩週與寄宿家庭的微妙生活。很快的,Velvet發現自己與寄宿家庭的主人們處在一種微妙及緊繃的關係中。寄宿家庭的主人Ginger是一位遭受酒癮的失敗藝術家,而Paul是一位大學教授,當然還有Velvet受盡折磨的親生母親。Velvet將自己投入在騎馬的樂趣,她特別喜愛一隻個性調皮、名叫Fugly Girl的馬兒,也因為這匹馬將兩個家庭陷入一場關於階級與種族的棘手情勢。這部作品堪稱是作者瑪麗‧蓋茨基爾最令人哀傷也是最充滿力量的著作,透過小女孩與馬兒的互動,發現人與人之間最難解的互動關係。

One of the Best Books of the Year
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When Velveteen Vargas, an eleven-year-old Fresh Air Fund kid from Brooklyn, comes to stay with a family in upstate New York, what begins as a two-week visit blossoms into something much more significant. Soon Velvet finds herself torn between her host family—Ginger, a failed artist and shakily recovered alcoholic; and Paul, a college professor—and her own deeply tormented mother. The one constant becomes Velvet’s newly discovered passion for horse riding—and especially for an abused, unruly mare named Fugly Girl. A stirring and deeply felt novel, The Mare is Mary Gaitskill’s most poignant and powerful work yet—a stunning exploration of a girl and her horse, and of the way we connect with people from all walks of life.
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