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ISBN:0679444106
Author: Kai Maristed
ISBN13: 978-0679444107
Title: Belong to Me:: Stories
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Language: English
Category: Short Stories and Anthologies
Publisher: Random House; 1st edition (August 11, 1998)
Pages: 223

Belong to Me:: Stories by Kai Maristed



Further tales from American horse culture by Maristed, whose last novel, Fall (1996), offered more than one ever wanted to know about show jumping. Further tales from American horse culture by Maristed, whose last novel, Fall (1996), offered more than one ever wanted to know about show jumping. These nine stories, in her first collection, are broader in focus but still suffer from an excess of uniformity in theme.

Kai Maristed's Belong To Me has the true barn-reek of sweat and leather, hay and manure As possessions, horses are the supreme token of money and class. For most people, they are mere "aesthetic symbols," as one character notes: "What bugs me is there's no purpose, no end, it's simply this inarticulate class ritual that just goes on and on-look at the getup you have to wear, like a pantomime.

Kai Maristed's Belong To Me has the true barn-reek of sweat and leather, hay and manure. Maristed has enjoyed the publication of two novels, Fall (LJ 5/1/96) and Out After Dark (LJ 9/1/93), but this collection demonstrates her authority as a creative writer. These stories have not so much to do with horses and life on the circuit as they do with people's responses to life and life's peculiar quirks. The characters haunted me long after I finished the book.

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They are stories that are long on characterization but sometimes shy on plot. They can have that post-modernish tendency towards lots of concept and not much meaning. Ms Maristed certainly is good at saying whatever it is she is saying. She is likewise good at pulling us into the mood of her narrative. In several of these stories, horses figure only as the vocabulary with which characters discuss what they can't quite put into words. And then there is "The Blue Horse," a harrowing tale of abduction and abuse that makes The Collector look like a children's story.

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Her novels, Out After Dark and Fall, have already established Kai Maristed as an original voice, one of "clarity and terseness, a muscular language" (Los Angeles Times Book Review on Fall). Now, with this splendid collection of nine stories, she displays her mastery of the shorter form.           Horses are not a hobby but an obsession for some people, and these memorable fictions go to the heart of that relationship. Many of the characters here are intimately connected to the world of horses, caring for and riding and learning from them. Ultimately such individuals turn out to be outsiders in the sense that every one of us is: They insist on their own lives, lives that often lead them away from love or the law or common sense.      The book opens with a chilling narrative of a  young woman's abduction and long-term captivity--perhaps the most disturbing since John Fowles's novel The Collector. Maristed manages even the most disturbing subjects with a sympathetic eye, ear, and heart. Her character's inner lives and the "real-world" events surrounding them are always written in perfect balance, and she captures the lives of people who are down on their luck, or riding high, without a hint of      condescension.           The community in which horses are the  bond, drawing together disparate women and men, is fictional territory that she has made her own, in the process bringing it into the larger world.