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TitlePerestroika in Paris / Jane Smiley.
AuthorSmiley, Jane. aut
CollectionAdult Fiction
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FIC SMI11584500001306JohnsonburgAvailable

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780525520351
Personal Name Smiley, Jane. aut
Title Statement Perestroika in Paris / Jane Smiley.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.
Physical Description 265 pages : color illustration ; 21 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Summary, Etc. "From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres and the New York Times best-selling Last Hundred Years Trilogy, a captivating, brilliantly imaginative story of three extraordinary animals--and a young boy--whose lives intersect in Paris Paras is a spirited racehorse at a racetrack west of Paris. At dusk, one afternoon she pushes open the door of her stall--she's a curious filly--and, after traveling through the night, arrives by chance in the City of Light. She's dazzled, and often mystified, by the sights, sounds and smells around her, but she isn't afraid. Soon she meets an elegant dog, a German shorthair pointer named Frida, who knows how to get by without attracting the attention of suspicious Parisians. Paras and Frida coexist for a time in the city's lush green spaces, nourished by Frida's strategic trips to the bakery and the butchershop. They keep company with two irrepressible ducks, and an opinionated raven. But then Paras meets a human boy, Etienne, and discovers a new, otherworldly part of Paris: the secluded, ivy-walled house where the boy and his nearly-one-hundred-year-old great grandmother live, quietly and unto themselves. As the cold weather and Christmas near, the unlikeliest of friendships bloom among humans and animals alike. But how long can a runaway horse live undiscovered in Paris? And how long can a boy keep her hidden, and all his own? Jane Smiley's beguiling new novel is itself an adventure that celebrates curiosity and ingenuity, and expresses the desire of all creatures for true friendship, love, and freedom"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Animals Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Friendship Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Human-animal relationships Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Race horses Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Paris (France) Fiction.
Additional Physical Form Entry Online version: Smiley, Jane. Perestroika in Paris First edition. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020 9780525520368 (DLC) 2019058474

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