The year of the hare: a novel
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After his car hits a hare, which ultimately survives, a man decides to quit his job, leave his wife, sell his possessions, and spend a year wandering around the countryside of Finland--with the hare as his only companion.
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|Grouping Title||year of the hare|
|Grouping Author||paasilinna arto|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-05-19 04:48:42AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-05-19 04:51:51AM|
|auth_author2||Iyer, Pico., Lomas, Herbert.|
|author||Paasilinna, Arto, 1942-|
|author2-role||Iyer, Pico., Lomas, Herbert.|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Adult Fiction|
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.
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|isbn||9780143117926, 9781101478134, 9781481545846|
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|record_details||ils:.b1352320x|Book|Books||English|Penguin Books,|2010.|xi, 194 pages ; 20., overdrive:bb063726-e833-4031-8bfe-1225ee57fd7e|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2010|, overdrive:e9a615de-78c4-4d8f-a115-56729d63f8f9|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Publishing Group|2010||
|title_display||The year of the hare : a novel|
|title_full||The Year of the Hare A Novel, The year of the hare : a novel / Arto Paasilinna ; [translated from the Finnish by Herbert Lomas] ; foreword by Pico Iyer|
|title_short||The year of the hare :|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Humor (Fiction), Literature|