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Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel From Beginning to BookendVelveteen Velvet Vargas is an eleven year old Dominican girl from the inner city whose family signs up for the Fresh Air Fund a program that pairs kids from Brooklyn with a host family in upstate New York Velvet is paired with an Anglo woman named Ginger and her husband Paul They take Ginger to their rural home located down the road from a small town stable where Velvet discovers the joy of riding While she develops a close bond with an abused horse named Fugly Girl Velvet begins to feel torn between her biological family and her host family The Mare is a tale of different classes and races coming together sometimes clashing other times finding common ground While exploring racial piety white guilt and the tumults of a girl coming of age this books reads like a slice of life It spans the length of a few years and its characters are as flawed and complex as real people making them easy to relate to or identify with While most of the characters have strong narrative voices Velvet s voice belies her age She is eleven years old when she first appears in the book but she speaks like a foul mouthed adult One could argue that her crude language and lack of decorum is representative of her abusive impoverished home life either way it s easy to forget she s a child If it was anybody else I would ve said Fuck you You think you can use me like that But she was Strawberry So I said Okay When I got Velvet on the phone she said She acts so nice in front of everybody else I am so sick of her bullshit Fugly Girl a uarter horse thoroughbred mix makes for an endearing character with her tragic backstory She and Velvet have a lot in common and the moments they share together make for some of the most emotive writing in the book There was a gold brown horse kicking and biting the hell out of her cage Her eyes were rolling in her head and you could see the white around them There were no ribbons or toys or even a name on her cage just a sign that read Do Not Touch I came close to her and she looked at me That s when I saw the scars on her face straight deep scars around her nose and eyes So I held the saddle and swung my leg and then I was on top of Fugly Girl And then I felt her I felt her say things deep things mostly I felt that she was strong that she didn t have to let me on her or do anything I told her But she did and she would Perhaps the most interesting character is Ginger a childless recovering alcoholic with a history of crappy relationships and a failed career as an artist Ginger projects her needs onto Velvet and the contrived circumstances of their union calls into uestion her motives and her level of awareness about the full scope of their relationship Is Ginger an ignorant racist A childless neurotic fool A desperate woman A nurturing woman Or a woman who has found in caring for Velvet a new form of addiction to replace her old one And still it was her child the lovely girl that she doesn t even want the child I finally loved who somehow allowed me a way in who made me feel what everyone else felt finally I could join be part of the play except everybody thought that was wrong too that somehow I still wasn t doing it right The pacing in The Mare remains tepid throughout Characters are complex but moments of self realization are few and far between And the ending lacks a sense of resolution the conclusion may leave some readers asking What was the point The Floating Bridge Nettles joy of riding While she develops a close bond with an abused horse named Fugly Girl Velvet begins to feel torn between her biological family and her host family The Mare is a tale of different classes and races coming together sometimes clashing other times finding common ground While exploring racial piety white guilt and the tumults of a girl coming of age this books reads like a slice of life It spans the length of a few years and its characters are as flawed and complex as real people making them easy to relate to or identify with While most of the characters have strong narrative voices Velvet s voice belies her age She is eleven years old when she first appears in the book but she speaks like a foul mouthed adult One could argue that her crude language and lack of decorum is representative of her abusive impoverished home life either way it s easy to forget she s a child If it was anybody else I would ve said Fuck you You think you can use me like that But she was Strawberry So I said Okay When I got Velvet on the phone she said She acts so nice in front of everybody else I am so sick of her bullshit Fugly Girl a uarter horse thoroughbred mix makes for an endearing character with her tragic backstory She and Velvet have a lot in common and the moments they share together make for some of the most emotive writing in the book There was a gold brown horse kicking and biting the hell out of her cage Her eyes were rolling in her head and you could see the white around them There were no ribbons or toys or even a name on her cage Revolutionary path just a sign that read Do Not Touch I came close to her and she looked at me That s when I saw the scars on her face straight deep scars around her nose and eyes So I held the saddle and swung my leg and then I was on top of Fugly Girl And then I felt her I felt her say things deep things mostly I felt that she was strong that she didn t have to let me on her or do anything I told her But she did and she would Perhaps the most interesting character is Ginger a childless recovering alcoholic with a history of crappy relationships and a failed career as an artist Ginger projects her needs onto Velvet and the contrived circumstances of their union calls into uestion her motives and her level of awareness about the full scope of their relationship Is Ginger an ignorant racist A childless neurotic fool A desperate woman A nurturing woman Or a woman who has found in caring for Velvet a new form of addiction to replace her old one And still it was her child the lovely girl that she doesn t even want the child I finally loved who somehow allowed me a way in who made me feel what everyone else felt finally I could The Boyfriend Next Door join be part of the play except everybody thought that was wrong too that somehow I still wasn t doing it right The pacing in The Mare remains tepid throughout Characters are complex but moments of self realization are few and far between And the ending lacks a sense of resolution the conclusion may leave some readers asking What was the point

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REVIEW The Mare READ & DOWNLOAD ´ The Mare FREE READ Ø YEEZY950.US ñ Mary Gaitskill R academic husband Paul who wonder what it will mean to “make a difference” in such a contrived situation Gaitskill illuminates their shifting relationship with Velvet over several years as well as Velvet’s  encounter with the horses at the stable down the road especially with an abused unruly mare called Fugly Girl With strong supporting characters Velvet’s abusive mother an eccentric horse trainer a charisma. A mare and a young girl Two battered souls who found each other and together they conuered the world At first I thought I m dropping this book as soon as some sentimental emotional manipulation of the reader shows its annoying face I wasn t in the mood for something like Lassy Comes Home in horsy language I was in the mood for a cozy nice relaxing read But no frills no fuzz pleaseWhat a wake up call Alas I turned out to be so deeply involved in the story of the disadvantage 11 year old Dominican girl from Crown Heights Brooklyn who received an opportunity through the Fresh Air Fund to visit a couple in upstate New York for two weeksA field filled with unattended emotional landmines lay waiting for Velvet her single mother Silvia her brother Dant and the couple Paul and Ginger Somewhere in the middle their worlds collided the inner city harshness against the gentle bucolic calmness Ginger s need for children drove her to compete with Silvia for Velvet s attention and soul Abusive Silvia could not compete with Ginger s gentle onslaught Between these two women a young girl tried to find her way in both worlds Velvet fell in love with Ginger s world but knew she did not belong there she despised the world she was coming from but could not escape it The complexities in all the characters made the journey through a field of deadly social and emotional traps much challenging The two weeks ended up being several years in which Velvet became a young woman As far as she proceeded within both worlds different landmines exploded racism prejudice jealousy ignorance competition language barriers gangsterism cultural differences abuse the list goes on and on Nobody could be trusted in any of Velvet s two worlds All the people involved were deeply flawed human beings with limited coping skills which makes this story so much endearing Even Fugly Girl a uarter horse thoroughbred mix had her own backstory preventing her from trusting humans But the moment she met Velvet her story began a new chapter For both young girl and horse a new dawn broke A magic recognition of each other s hurt and insecurities took place with no words in human language needed This is a tough read The story is as much character as plot driven Four protagonists carry this deeply compassionate moving tale towards the sober but dignified ending A monumental climax to a tumultuous journey No winners no losers apart from Velveteen and Fugly Girl Only reality got the chance to push the reset button in the endABSOLUTELY RECOMMENDED Resist Not Evil journey through a field of deadly social and emotional traps much challenging The two weeks ended up being several years in which Velvet became a young woman As far as she proceeded within both worlds different landmines exploded racism prejudice Non luogo a procedere jealousy ignorance competition language barriers gangsterism cultural differences abuse the list goes on and on Nobody could be trusted in any of Velvet s two worlds All the people involved were deeply flawed human beings with limited coping skills which makes this story so much endearing Even Fugly Girl a uarter horse thoroughbred mix had her own backstory preventing her from trusting humans But the moment she met Velvet her story began a new chapter For both young girl and horse a new dawn broke A magic recognition of each other s hurt and insecurities took place with no words in human language needed This is a tough read The story is as much character as plot driven Four protagonists carry this deeply compassionate moving tale towards the sober but dignified ending A monumental climax to a tumultuous Ainsi se tut Zarathoustra journey No winners no losers apart from Velveteen and Fugly Girl Only reality got the chance to push the reset button in the endABSOLUTELY RECOMMENDED

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REVIEW The Mare READ & DOWNLOAD ´ The Mare FREE READ Ø YEEZY950.US ñ Mary Gaitskill Tic older boy who awakens Velvet’s nascent passion The Mare traces Velvet’s journey between the vital violent world of the inner city and the world of the small town stable   In Gaitskill’s hands the timeless story of a girl and a horse is joined with a timely story of people from different races and classes trying to meet one another honestly The Mare is raw heart stirring and original From the Hardcover editi. This review can also be found at Carole s Random LifeI didn t really know much about this story before I decided to give it a try I think I really wanted to get lost in a story that was focused on a horse I did end up getting completely pulled into this story but I uickly found out that this story really isn t about a horse Sure there is a horse in the story but this is really a story about a group of people tied to one another just trying to get through life This book was very different that I thought it would be but it ended up taking me on a fantastic journeyThis story is told from four different points of view For Velvet this book really is a coming of age story Velvet starts the story as an eleven year old Dominican girl from a poor family She goes to stay with a family for a couple of weeks in the summer as part of the Fresh Air fund Ginger also learns a lot about herself during the course of the story She is a recovering alcoholic who has never had children but decides to be a host family for the program Paul goes through a lot of changes during the story He is a professor and sometimes is a little hesitant to be so involved with Velvet so much as compared to his wife The fourth point of view comes from Velvet s mother who is a single mother trying to support her two children alone in a country where she is not able to speak the language Velvet s mom is difficult to like but by the end of the story I felt that I understood her even if I didn t agree with how she chose to do thingsThis book is beautiful in many ways and heartbreaking in others I found at the beginning of the story that I really liked the parts of the book told by Velvet I wanted hear her thoughts about riding horses and her attraction to that one special horse Fiery girl As I learned about Velvet s life at home in the city I found myself wanting to cheer her on and encourage her Ginger took a while to grow on me but the that I understood her the I found myself able to understand why she was so determined to be a part of Velvet s life She really did care about the girl and the connection between them felt very real to me I loved the horses in the story and all of the people at the stable Velvet s connection to the animals and the pride she had in riding them was beautifully writtenThe four narrators of the audiobook did an amazing job Each voice was very distinctive and really brought the characters to life If I had been reading a paper copy of this book these four voices would have been exactly as I would have imagined the characters to sound The emotions of each of the characters really came through in the narration Velvet and her mother both were very animated and their feelings were usually on the surface Ginger and Paul were guarded and the narrators did a wonderful job of expressing that aspect of their personality I think that the four narrators really worked well when everything came together in the book I really think that they all did an eually wonderful job and liked all of their styles I never had a favorite of the group or one I didn t want to hear I actually think that the alternating narrators really helped the different viewpoints work well in this audiobook I really enjoyed this story All of the things that Velvet her mother Ginger and Paul go through during the span of the story really kept my interest level high I never felt like the story lagged at any point The pacing was well done with parts of the book devoted to character development and others sections that moved the plot forward There were than a few parts of the book that made me cringe but I think that those parts really helped make the story feel realistic This is a book that really gets its strength from its characters The characters in the book are all very flawed and seem very lifelike to meI would highly recommend this audiobook to others I think that I got out of the story by going the audio route because the narrators really did a superb job This is the first book by Mary Gaitskill that I have read and I plan to look for her works in the future I received a review copy of this book from Blackstone Audio via Audiobook Jukebox for the purpose of providing an honest reviewInitial ThoughtsI liked this one a lot The story was very involved with a lot of layers The characters were all very flawed and realistic This book was narrated by 4 individuals and the narration was superbly done Each of the narrators really helped bring the books characters to life and tell the story The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia journey between the vital violent world of the inner city and the world of the small town stable   In Gaitskill’s hands the timeless story of a girl and a horse is Claudette Colvin Twice Toward Justice joined with a timely story of people from different races and classes trying to meet one another honestly The Mare is raw heart stirring and original From the Hardcover editi. This review can also be found at Carole s Random LifeI didn t really know much about this story before I decided to give it a try I think I really wanted to get lost in a story that was focused on a horse I did end up getting completely pulled into this story but I uickly found out that this story really isn t about a horse Sure there is a horse in the story but this is really a story about a group of people tied to one another Thrill Me Do Not Disturb just trying to get through life This book was very different that I thought it would be but it ended up taking me on a fantastic Vildanden journeyThis story is told from four different points of view For Velvet this book really is a coming of age story Velvet starts the story as an eleven year old Dominican girl from a poor family She goes to stay with a family for a couple of weeks in the summer as part of the Fresh Air fund Ginger also learns a lot about herself during the course of the story She is a recovering alcoholic who has never had children but decides to be a host family for the program Paul goes through a lot of changes during the story He is a professor and sometimes is a little hesitant to be so involved with Velvet so much as compared to his wife The fourth point of view comes from Velvet s mother who is a single mother trying to support her two children alone in a country where she is not able to speak the language Velvet s mom is difficult to like but by the end of the story I felt that I understood her even if I didn t agree with how she chose to do thingsThis book is beautiful in many ways and heartbreaking in others I found at the beginning of the story that I really liked the parts of the book told by Velvet I wanted hear her thoughts about riding horses and her attraction to that one special horse Fiery girl As I learned about Velvet s life at home in the city I found myself wanting to cheer her on and encourage her Ginger took a while to grow on me but the that I understood her the I found myself able to understand why she was so determined to be a part of Velvet s life She really did care about the girl and the connection between them felt very real to me I loved the horses in the story and all of the people at the stable Velvet s connection to the animals and the pride she had in riding them was beautifully writtenThe four narrators of the audiobook did an amazing The Russo Japanese War 1904 1905 job Each voice was very distinctive and really brought the characters to life If I had been reading a paper copy of this book these four voices would have been exactly as I would have imagined the characters to sound The emotions of each of the characters really came through in the narration Velvet and her mother both were very animated and their feelings were usually on the surface Ginger and Paul were guarded and the narrators did a wonderful Duffy job of expressing that aspect of their personality I think that the four narrators really worked well when everything came together in the book I really think that they all did an eually wonderful Art of Deception Kate Hanson #2 job and liked all of their styles I never had a favorite of the group or one I didn t want to hear I actually think that the alternating narrators really helped the different viewpoints work well in this audiobook I really enjoyed this story All of the things that Velvet her mother Ginger and Paul go through during the span of the story really kept my interest level high I never felt like the story lagged at any point The pacing was well done with parts of the book devoted to character development and others sections that moved the plot forward There were than a few parts of the book that made me cringe but I think that those parts really helped make the story feel realistic This is a book that really gets its strength from its characters The characters in the book are all very flawed and seem very lifelike to meI would highly recommend this audiobook to others I think that I got out of the story by going the audio route because the narrators really did a superb Flight of the Clockwork Angels job This is the first book by Mary Gaitskill that I have read and I plan to look for her works in the future I received a review copy of this book from Blackstone Audio via Audiobook Jukebox for the purpose of providing an honest reviewInitial ThoughtsI liked this one a lot The story was very involved with a lot of layers The characters were all very flawed and realistic This book was narrated by 4 individuals and the narration was superbly done Each of the narrators really helped bring the books characters to life and tell the story


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  • The Mare
  • Mary Gaitskill
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  • 21 April 2018
  • 9781101870624