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20th April 2023


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The Rabbits

Author Sophie Overett


A literary fiction novel with a touch of magical realism, The Rabbits speaks to universally relatable themes of grief, loss, and thorny family dynamics through a cast of memorable characters.

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Winner of the 2020 Penguin Australia Literary Prize

In the oppressively hot Brisbane suburbs, an already fractured family are rattled by the disappearance of sixteen-year-old Charlie.

Delia Rabbit is struggling to balance her damaged relationship with her mother, raising her three wayward children, and an ill-advised affair she has begun with one of her students. When Delia’s son Charlie vanishes in the midst of a blistering heatwave, she struggles to connect with eleven-year-old Benjamin and twenty-year-old Olive. Olive descends into hedonism, losing herself in drink and drugs, while Benjamin clings tighter to the escapism his superhero obsession provides.

But Charlie’s disappearance is stranger than it seems, and though his family search desperately for him, Charlie may be closer than they think…

A multigenerational tale of motherhood, grief, and the tribulations of adolescence, The Rabbits weaves a thread of magic into a classic family drama novel.

Praise for The Rabbits
‘A unique and captivating tangle of magic and mystery… [a] deliciously unsettling debut’ The Guardian
‘Overett brings a fresh eye to the suburban novel’ Booksandpublishing.com.au
‘A beautifully lyrical and keenly observed novel’  Justin Ractliffe, Publishing Director of PRH Australia
‘A book that compels you to keep reading … deft and agile’ readings.com.au
Praise for the author
Winer of the 2018 AAWP Emerging Writer Prize
Shortlisted for the Text Prize and the Richell Prize

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