The Rabbits / Sophie Overett.Publication details: Milsons Point, NSW : Vintage Australia, 2021.Description: 330 pages ; 24 cmISBN:
- 9781761040931 (paperback)
- Supernatural -- Fiction
- Australian fiction
- Family secrets -- Fiction
- Loneliness -- Fiction
- Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
- Women art teachers -- Australia -- Queensland -- Fiction
- Grief -- Fiction
- Art teachers -- Fiction
- Sisters -- Fiction
- Families -- Fiction
- Dysfunctional families -- Fiction
- Missing persons -- Fiction
- Queensland -- Fiction
- AUS fiction (Australia)
- A823.4 23
- Winner of the Penguin Literary Prize 2021.
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From the winner of the Penguin Literary Prize. How do you make sense of the loss of those you love most? Delia Rabbit has asked herself this question over and over again since the disappearance of her older sister, Bo. Crippled by grief, Delia and her mother became dysfunctional, parting ways not long after Delia turned eighteen. Now an art teacher at a Queensland college, Delia has managed to build a new life for herself and to create a family of her own. Only more and more that life is slipping: her partner, Ed, has gone, her daughter, Olive, is distancing herself, and, all of a sudden, in the middle of a blinding heatwave, her sixteen-year-old son, Charlie, disappears too. Suddenly what was buried feels close to the surface, and the Rabbits are faced not only with each other, but also with themselves. The Rabbits is a multigenerational family story with a dose of magical realism. It is about family secrets, art, very mild superpowers, loneliness and the strange connections we make in the places we least expect.
Winner of the Penguin Literary Prize 2021.