Thorndike Press

Perestroika in Paris

  • Jane Smiley
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  • ISBN-10: 1432887203
  • ISBN-13: 9781432887209
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs ( .45 kgs)
  • 346 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released May 2021

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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 wanders all the way to the City of Light. Soon she meets a German shorthaired pointer named Frida, who knows how to get by without attracting attention of suspicious Parisians. Paras and Frida coexist for a time in the city’s lush green spaces. Then Paras meets a human boy, Etienne, and discovers a new, otherworldly part of Paris: the ivy-walled house where the boy and his great-grandmother live in seclusion. The unlikeliest of friendships bloom. But how long can a runaway horse stay undiscovered in Paris?