When God was a Rabbit (Paperback)
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When God was a Rabbit (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 12/05/2011
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Sarah Winman's bestselling, critically-acclaimed debut novel, When God was a Rabbit, continues to captivate and enchant readers.

1968.

The year Paris takes to the streets. The year Martin Luther King loses his life for a dream. The year Eleanor Maud Portman is born.

Young Elly's world is shaped by those who inhabit it: her loving but maddeningly distractible parents; a best friend who smells of chips and knows exotic words like 'slag'; an ageing fop who tapdances his way into her home, a Shirley Bassey impersonator who trails close behind; lastly, of course, a rabbit called God.

In a childhood peppered with moments both ordinary and extraordinary, Elly's one constant is her brother Joe. Twenty years on, Elly and Joe are fully grown and as close as they ever were. Until, that is, one bright morning when a single, earth-shattering event threatens to destroy their bond forever.

Spanning four decades and moving between suburban Essex, the wild coast of Cornwall and the streets of New York, this is a story about childhood, eccentricity, the darker side of love and sex, the pull and power of family ties, loss and life. More than anything, it's a story about love in all its forms.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780755379309
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Gloriously offbeat... Winman's narrative voice is beautifully true, with a child's unsentimental clarity. A superb debut' - The Times

'Beguiling... you can't quite get the voice out of your head' - Daily Mail

'Captivating... rendered with an appealing frankness, precision and emotional acuity' - Observer

'Thronging with incident, wonder and outré language... sharply funny, whimsical and innovative' - The Guardian

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Join us on the second Thursday of each month for Carousel Book Club! Carousel Bookclub - Inspired by the circular seating, rotating discussions and book genres. August's book chice for discussion is 'When God Was a Rabbit' by Sarah Winman

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“Go for it.”

Didn't know what to expect from this book, certainly what I got surprised me but after a slightly confusing start it soon developed into a fascinating tale of a quirky family. A very well written humorous story,... More

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“A true account of life occurrences.”

'When God Was a Rabbit' is a novel about the happenings in Elly's and her brother, Joe's life together and their resulting reactions. Winman writes a story with great truths about life including... More

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“Absolute tosh!”

What do people see in this book? Every cliche possible about 'whimsical' family life roped into a story - I could have predicted the cast of characters before they turned up and no real family would have... More

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