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The strays of Paris

Smiley, Jane2020
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Paras is a spirited young racehorse living in a stable in the French countryside. That is until one afternoon, when she pushes open the gate of her stall and, travelling through the night, arrives quite by chance in the dazzling streets of Paris. She soon meets a German shorthaired pointer named Frida, two irrepressible ducks and an opinionated crow, and life amongst the animals in the city's lush green spaces is enjoyable for a time. But everything changes when Paras meets a human boy, Étienne, 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 of Christmas nears, the unlikeliest of friendships bloom among humans and animals alike.
Main title:
The strays of Paris / by Jane Smiley.
London : Mantle, 2020.©2020.
265 pages ; 24 cm.
First published in the US as Perestroika in Paris 2020 by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House.
9781529052985 (paperback)
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