King of Rabbits (Paperback)Karla Neblett (author)
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'It's hard not to fall for the main character . . . you can see the car crash coming, but you can't look away' CLAIRE FULLER
'A brilliantly crafted story about class and race, and the failure of society to catch children who fall through the cracks' INDEPENDENT
Kai lives on a rural council estate in Somerset with his three older sisters, and his mum who is being led into an addiction by his troubled father. Kai adores three things: his dad, his friend Saffie and the school rabbit Flopsy - and is full of ambition to be the fastest runner in Middledown Primary. But Kai's natural optimism and energy collide with an adult world he doesn't understand. And when his life drifts towards an event that will change everything, will his love of nature and the wild rabbits in the woods provide him with the resilience he needs to overcome the odds?
'A heartfelt novel about poverty, race and trauma' GUARDIAN
'A brilliant debut; vivid and compelling' JENNI FAGAN
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 237 g
Dimensions: 199 x 130 x 20 mm
King of Rabbits weaves around Kai, a wee boy growing up among love, loss and chaos on a council estate in Somerset.
Kai pits his imagination against the realities of poverty, class and racism, as the world around him spirals.
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“Uncomfortable yet compelling read”
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“Compelling Tragedy of Rural Poverty”
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