When God Was a Rabbit
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 300 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 April 2012|
From Essex and Cornwall to the streets of New York, from 1968 to the events of 9/11, "When God Was a Rabbit" follows the evolving bond of love and secrets between Elly and her brother Joe, and her increasing concern for an unusual best friend, Jenny Penny, who has secrets of her own.
"No bare-bones plot summary can do justice to this wonderfully wise and compellingly readable tale of love and friendship in all their forms, of family uncircumscribed by biological bonds, and of loss worse than death. A remarkable first novel, worth savoring.""--Booklist (starred review) " "Winman's debut boasts one of the more endearingly unconventional families in a while. A freshly rendered tale of growing up and living in the world by a late-starting author with a bright future." "--Kirkus Reviews"
"Affecting and original.""--Library Journal
"Winman shows impressive range and vision in breaking out of the muted coming-of-age mold, and the narrative's intensity will appeal to readers who like a little gloom.""--Publishers Weekly
"Sarah Winman has written this book in the exact way events in a childhood--and a life--accrue, and I've never seen anyone able to do that so well. Brilliant, funny, and moving, "When God Was a Rabbit" is a captivating novel!"--Robb Forma
|Publisher: ||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Dimensions: ||21.03 x 14.15 x 2.06 centimeters (0.28 kg)|