The White Hare by Michael Fishwick
  

The White Hare

Written by Michael Fishwick

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When Robbie's mum died, everything changed. Suddenly upped and moved to Somerset to play happy families with his dad's new girlfriend, Robbie can't settle. He doesn't want a new life, he wants his old one back. But then he sees the white hare...

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The White Hare by Michael Fishwick

A beautifully written coming-of-age novel from an acclaimed literary voice. The one who doesn't go straight home, the traitor, The friendless one, the cat of the wood... 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.

Reviews

Magical realism meets incisive social critique' The Lady

A stunning coming of age tale interwoven with folklore, mysticism and villainy at the village fete Lounge Books

Fishwick's sense of wonder (childlike but never childish), expertly paced plot and relatable characters make it a highly original and deeply moving read The Lady

A magical and thoughtful tale about the place where old and new communities meet, this is also a sensitive, well-told story about the rifts that occur in families and friendships, and how they can be healed. Fishwick's writing is fine and stylish and never loses the grip of a slowly building, powerful story Booktrust

If you like your stories lilting and poetic do give this one a read Books, Occupation

Gripping ... a modern day fairy tale Books Books Books

A promising tale of how ancient folklore is steeped in everyday life in a small community Books for Keeps

The launch title for Head of Zeus's new children's imprint, Zephyr, and it sets the bar very high ... Fishwick's depiction of place and landscape as well as his creation of the atmosphere and mythology of the novel is excellent ... it is exactly the sort of book that deserves to figure in the reading lives of young people Nudge Book

His tense relationship with Sheila, the new woman, and her daughters, shows Fishwick to be a keen observer of blended-family life, particularly in Robbie's relationship with his stepsisters, which is edged with resentment and rivalry but also affection and friendship Evening Standard

Myth, mystery, love and loss collide in an utterly gripping, deeply atmospheric, coming-of-age novel Fiona Noble

About the Author

Michael Fishwick is a publisher and novelist. He has written two other acclaimed novels, Smashing People and Sacrifices.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Author

Michael Fishwick
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Publisher

Zephyr an imprint of Head of Zeus

Publication date

5th October 2017

ISBN

9781786690524

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