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Synopsis: [Translated from the Finnish by Herbert Lomas]
[Foreword by Pico Iyer]
When a jaded journalist saves an injured creature, the incident becomes a turning point in his life as he decides to break free from the world's constraints.
Vatanen, a journalist, is feeling burned out and sick of the city. One summer evening, he and a photographer set out on an assignment, and as they drive through the country, the car hits a young hare. Vatanen leaves the car to save the injured creature, and the grateful animal adopts him. This small incident becomes a turning point in Vatanen's life as he decides to break free from the world's constraints. He quits his job, leaves his wife, and sells his possessions to travel the Finnish wilds with his newfound friend. During their farcical adventures they encounter forest fires, pagan sacrifices, military war games, killer bears, political scandals, and much more.
About the Author:
ARTO PAASILINNA is a writer whose works have been at the top of the bestseller lists for twenty years. His books long remained unnoticed by Finland's chronically antagonistic literary critics, but thanks to his great popularity, many of them have reassessed their opinions. In France, his books have not only proven bestsellers but also critical triumphs.
HERBERT LOMAS was educated at Liverpool University and has lectured in Finland and England. His publications include two collections of poetry, a paperback on possible social and economic change, and translations from Finnish poetry and prose.
Title: The Year of the Hare
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication Date: 2010
Binding: Audio CD
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Blackstone audio, 2010. Audio CD. Condition: Good. 4 AUDIO CDs in the clamshell case withdrawn from the library collection. Library sticker and marking to the case and the CDs. Some shelf wear to the case. The AUDIO CDs are in individual slots, protected and clear sounding. Each CD is polished, before shipping, for quality. Enjoy this AUDIO CD performance!. Seller Inventory # PERFECT54120290
Book Description Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2010. Audio CD. Condition: Very Good. 4 BRAND NEW AUDIO CDs. New in the shrink wrap. Some shelf wear to the covers. NEW CDs. Enjoy this NEW AUDIO CD performance, GIFT QUALITY for your home and library. Seller Inventory # 120180914069361