The year of the hare: a novel
Vatanen, a journalist, is feeling burned out and sick of the city. One summer evening, he and a photographer set out on an assignment, and as they drive through the country, the car hits a young hare. Vatanen leaves the car to save the injured creature, and the grateful animal adopts him. This small incident becomes a turning point in Vatanen's life as he decides to break free from the world's constraints. He quits his job, leaves his wife, and sells his possessions to travel the Finnish wilds with his newfound friend. During their farcical adventures they encounter forest fires, pagan sacrifices, military war games, killer bears, political scandals, and much more.
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|author||Paasilinna, Arto, 1942-|
Iyer, Pico,author of afterword, colophon, etc.
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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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Human-animal relationships -- Fiction
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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
The year of the hare [sound recording] / Arto Paasilinna ; [translated from the Finnish by Herbert Lomas ; foreword by Pico Iyer]
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