A beautifully written coming-of-age novel from an acclaimed literary voice.
A lost boy. A dead girl, and one who is left behind.
Robbie doesn’t want anything more to do with death, but life in a village full of whispers and secrets can’t make things the way they were.
When the white hare appears, magical and fleet in the silvery moonlight, she leads them all into a legend, a chase, a hunt. But who is the hunter and who the hunted?
In The White Hare, Michael Fishwick deftly mingles a coming-of-age story with mystery, myth and summer hauntings.
Out October 2017
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
I’ve read this book three times now. I think I’m mostly drawn to it because of the author’s voice. It’s mesmerizing. I don’t often come across such exquisite writing in the middle-age genre especially one of magical realism, mixed with mystery and legend. I think the difficulty people will have is how it leaves a lot for the reader to imagine and those who like things tied up in a pretty bow will have issues with this book.
Also the author should have offered a bit more information about the white hare origins, besides calling it a legend.
I, however, didn’t need everything neat and tidy and loved the mysterious quality it carried throughout the book.
This coming of age story mixed with a supernatural and paranormal twist moves along with a steady pace and most times, transitions well from one plot twist to the another.
I liked the story and I’m sure many others will too.
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