The Rabbit Hutch
Tess Gunty’s debut novel is set in a small town in the Midwest, one in decline following the loss of its main industry. At its core is Blandine a young girl fresh out of fostercare and desperate to experience more than what life has so far shown her. During the week that the book takes place across we meet a mix of characters who form the world around her – a music teacher who oversteps his bounds, the son of a famous actress, new parents learning to love their child, and Blandine’s three roommates who will go to any length to demonstrate their lust for her. At times heartbreaking with pain, at others absolutely hilarious, The Rabbit Hutch is an exploration of love and relationships, and of knowledge and intimacy, and what we will do to find those things. Recommended Hannah
The Rabbit Hutch is a stunning debut novel about four teenagers—recently aged out of the state foster-care system—living together in an apartment building in the post-industrial Midwest, exploring the quest for transcendence and the desire for love.