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||2019-12-13 04:43:49AM|
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|author||Paasilinna, Arto, 1942-|
|detailed_location_arlington||Shirlington Adult Fiction|
|display_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.
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library|
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|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|