The Strays of Paris by Jane Smiley

The Strays of Paris by Jane Smiley


'The life-affirming grown-up fable we all need . . . Jane Smiley has created a world where kindness is king' - Washington Independent Review


'Smiley has started to look like the best living American novelist' - Observer


'Delightful, heartwarming . . . An especially welcome reminder of the bright spots even in dark times' - NPR


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 opinionat