The Year of the Hare
by
 
Paasilinna, Arto

Title
The Year of the Hare
 
A Novel

Author
Paasilinna, Arto

Subject
Literature
 
Fiction
 
Humor (Fiction)

Description
An internationally bestselling comic novel in which a man—with the help of a bunny—suddenly realizes what’s important in life “Escapism at its best . . . Just pure fun.” —NPR.org “Which of us has not had that wonderfully seditious idea: to play hooky for a while from life as we know it?” With these words from his foreword, Pico Iyer puts his finger on the exhilaratingly anarchic appeal of The Year of the Hare, a novel in the bestselling tradition of Watership Down, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, and Life of Pi. While out on assignment, a journalist hits a hare with his car. This small incident becomes life-changing: he decides to quit his job, leave his wife, sell his possessions, and spend a year wandering the wilds of Finland—with the bunny as his boon companion. What ensues is a series of comic misadventures, as everywhere they go—whether chased up a tree by dogs, or to a formal state dinner, or in pursuit of a bear across the Finnish border with Russia—they leave mayhem (and laughter!) in their wake.

Publisher
Penguin Publishing Group
 
Penguin Books

Date
2010/12/28

Digital Format
HTML
 
ADOBE EPUB
 
KINDLE

Language
English