The Rabbit Hutch: A Novel (National Book Award Winner) (Unabridged‪)‬

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER The standout literary debut that everyone is talking about "Inventive, heartbreaking and acutely funny."—The Guardian

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New York Times, TIME, NPR, Oprah Daily, People

Blandine isn't like the other residents of her building.

An online obituary writer. A young mother with a dark secret. A woman waging a solo campaign against rodents — neighbors, separated only by the thin walls of a low-cost housing complex in the once bustling industrial center of Vacca Vale, Indiana.

Welcome to the Rabbit Hutch.

Ethereally beautiful and formidably intelligent, Blandine shares her apartment with three teenage boys she neither likes nor understands, all, like her, now aged out of the state foster care system that has repeatedly failed them, all searching for meaning in their lives.

Set over one sweltering week in July and culminating in a bizarre act of violence that finally changes everything, The Rabbit Hutch is a savagely beautiful and bitingly funny snapshot of contemporary America, a gorgeous and provocative tale of loneliness and longing, entrapment and, ultimately, freedom.

"Gunty writes with a keen, sensitive eye about all manner of intimacies―the kind we build with other people, and the kind we cultivate around ourselves and our tenuous, private aspirations."—Raven Leilani, author of Luster

Tess Gunty
hr min
August 2
Random House Audio

Customer Reviews

Randy Ehrler ,

Living in America’s Underbelly

Tess Gunty's novel dares to break free from the shackles of traditional storytelling, defying expectations and offering an exquisite masterpiece that transcends mere entertainment. Through a series of vignettes, Gunty provides a profound glimpse into life's underbelly, revealing the struggles and triumphs of individuals grappling with the complexities of an ever-changing world.
Gunty's writing is extraordinary. Her words are like brushstrokes on a canvas, each sentence carefully constructed to evoke deep emotions and provoke contemplation. I found myself fervently bookmarking passages, immersing myself in the beauty of her insights. Gunty's ability to challenge our preconceived notions of storytelling and human nature is refreshing and enlightening.
This novel shatters the mold of traditional character development and plot-driven narratives. Instead, it beckons us to question our understanding of existence and invites us to explore the profound depths of our own experiences. It is a raw and candid reflection of life's intricacies, leaving us with thought-provoking inquiries
that tease our intellect and prompt us to seek deeper meanings.
I eagerly await her next novel.

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