Rabbit Cake (Paperback)

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"Annie Hartnett’s debut novel, Rabbit Cake, is a truly unique tale told through the eyes of 12-year-old Elvis, who is trying to make sense of the sleep-swimming death of her mother. While Elvis seeks to explain her loss through medical texts, her sister’s sleepwalking becomes out of control, and her father grieves by wearing his wife’s belongings.Through it all the Babbit family attempts to save one another as they try to heal. Rabbit Cake is an exploration of life, death, and how grief can tear a family apart, and put them back together. This debut is smart, dark comedy that you won’t be able to put down."--Reviewed by Susan

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Fans of Maria Semple's Where'd You Go Bernadette and and Kevin Wilson's The Family Fang will delight in Annie Hartnett's debut, a darkly comic novel about a young girl named Elvis trying to figure out her place in a world without her mother.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781941040560
ISBN-10: 194104056X
Publisher: Tin House Books
Publication Date: March 7th, 2017
Pages: 344
Language: English