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The Resource Perestroika in Paris, Jane Smiley

Perestroika in Paris, Jane Smiley

Label
Perestroika in Paris
Title
Perestroika in Paris
Statement of responsibility
Jane Smiley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Paras, short for "Perestroika," is a spirited racehorse at a racetrack west of Paris. One afternoon at dusk, she finds the door of her stall open and--she's a curious filly--wanders all the way to 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 shorthaired 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 vegetable market. 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 ivy-walled house where the boy and his nearly-one-hundred-year-old great-grandmother live in seclusion. As the cold weather and Christmas near, the unlikeliest of friendships bloom. But how long can a runaway horse stay undiscovered in Paris? How long can a boy keep her hidden and all to himself? Jane Smiley's beguiling new novel is itself an adventure that celebrates curiosity, ingenuity, and the desire of all creatures for true love and freedom"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smiley, Jane
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.M39
LC item number
P37 2021
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print basic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Race horses
  • Animals
  • Friendship
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
Perestroika in Paris, Jane Smiley
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1220927126
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780525520351
Lccn
2019058473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1220927126
Label
Perestroika in Paris, Jane Smiley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1220927126
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780525520351
Lccn
2019058473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1220927126

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