THE WHITE HARE, by Michael Fiswick, Zephyr/Head of Zeus


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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

MY THOUGHTS:

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.

I gave the book:

4stars

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