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ISBN
9781913547424

eBook ISBN
9781913547578

Publication date
20th April 2023

RRP
£9.99

Imprint
Gallic Books

Binding
PB B

Extent (number of pages)
TBC

Territory

WEL excluding Australia and New Zealand

BIC category
FB FBA FS

US publication date
15th August 2023

US RRP
$17.95

Category

The Rabbits

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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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Description

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
Sophie Overett

Meet the author

Sophie Overett is an award-winning writer, editor, podcaster and cultural producer. Her debut novel, The Rabbits, won the 2020 Penguin Australia Literary Prize and the 2018 AAWP Emerging Writer Prize, and was shortlisted for many others, including the Text Prize and the Richell Prize. Her short fict…

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