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Review: The Mare by Mary Gaitskill

The Mare follows the relationships between Ginger, a failed artist and recovering alcoholic, her husband, Paul, a teacher at a local university, and a Hispanic girl from Brooklyn who comes to stay with them. Said girl is twelve-year old Velveteen Vargas, or Velvet for short, from Brooklyn. Ginger and Velvet develop a strong relationship immediately that lasts for years after Velvet’s initial visit. When Velvet visits a nearby stables, she discovers a talent for horsemanship and attaches herself to a violent and abused mare, Fugly Girl.

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