How do you make sense of the loss of those you love the most?
Delia Rabbit is already struggling to juggle three wayward children, a damaged relationship with her mother and an ill-advised affair with one of her students. Then her sixteen-year-old son Charlie vanishes in the middle of a blistering Brisbane heatwave. The family reels from the loss, as twenty-year-old Olive descends into hedonism and eleven-year-old Benjamin clings ever tighter to his superhero obsession.
However, Charlie’s disappearance is stranger than it seems. And while his family search desperately for him, he 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.
Winner of the 2020 Penguin Australia Literary Prize