The Mare (Large Print / Hardcover)
November 2015 Indie Next List
“The Mare is the heart-wrenching story of a young inner-city girl in the Fresh Air Fund program who travels to a host family in upstate New York, where she befriends a frightened and abused racehorse at a nearby stable. Gaitskill navigates the ugly realities of both human and equine abuse, but, ultimately, this is a triumphant novel shaped by authentic characters and in which trust and determination win. Readers will be reminded of how our real-life connections with animals can both guide and heal.”
— Nancy Scheemaker (W), Northshire Bookstore Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, NY
About the Author
MARY GAITSKILL is the author of the story collections "Bad Behavior, Because They Wanted To" (nominated for a PEN/Faulkner Award), and "Don t Cry, " and the novels" Veronica "(nominated for a National Book Award) and "Two Girls, Fat and Thin." She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and her work has appeared in "The New Yorker, Harper s, Esquire, The Best American Short Stories, " and "The O. Henry Prize Stories.""