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A young man drives 3,000 miles round-trip to meet his homeless father, only to return home and struggle with finishing his novel.
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"Dysfunctional families. What more can be written? Plenty. In Rabbit, Jared John Smith writes an ambitious meta-narrative that nibbles at the edge of consciousness. Those who love experimental works like Gass's masterpiece, The Tunnel, will gobble this up."-Suzy Vitello, author of The Moment Before and The Empress Chronicles
"Filled with its own idiosyncratic angst,Rabbit leaps across the pages the way an actual rabbit runs, herky-this way, jerky-that, never still. J, our guide through this meditation on the meaning of love and family, constantly turns every stone in his restless, brooding mind. His obsessions--his schizophrenic father, astronomy, folklore, ghosts--become our obsessions in this kaleidoscopic, mind-bending trek through the disordered shards of a 21st century life."-Stevan Allred, author of A Simplified Map of the Real World
"Jared John Smith drops the narrative on your lap like a burlap bag full of stained-glass shards--broken, dangerous, beautiful, but it must be dealt with carefully. Rabbit runs toward a specific destination but takes detours to explore the ruins of a broken family or the rolling terrain of five states throughout the West. The journey crosses the fourth wall as much as it crosses state lines. We live through the life of a man who ultimately decides to take risks in life and this is justified by the experimental nature of the story itself."-Sean Davis, author of The Wax Bullet War: Chronicles of a Soldier & Artist
"Jared John Smith's captivating experimental novel "Rabbit" is a story about a story, andthe story of every story. The lens zooms from the novel's plot - intimate and heartbreakingon its own - out into the cosmos and so deeply into itself we see through it into the nowmissingauthor's conversations with his editor. Like a fascinating found object, "Rabbit"reveals as much about the observer as it does about itself. Highly recommended."-Davis Slater, author of SELLING SIN AT THE HOOT-POSSUM AUCTION
"Rabbit shows the internal struggles of a young man as he comes to terms with the fact thathe doesn't have a game plan for life...There have been many coming-of-age stories since thebeginning of time, but the approach JJS takes is unique...It's an authentic story of thehuman experience of searching, in all the wrong places, in all the wrong ways to teach usexactly what we need to know."-Melanie Zermer, host of Melanie in the Morning, KMUZ 88.5 FM
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Book Description Pink Fish Press, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110692252665
Book Description Pink Fish Press, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0692252665