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The Year of the Hare: A Novel (original 1975; edition 2010)

by Arto Paasilinna, Pico Iyer (Foreword)

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Title:The Year of the Hare: A Novel
Authors:Arto Paasilinna
Other authors:Pico Iyer (Foreword)
Info:Penguin (Non-Classics) (2010), Edition: Original, Paperback, 208 pages
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Tags:Fiction, Finnish, Read, 2011

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The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna (1975)

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This was a book I picked up on a whim just because it looked interesting. An entertaining picaresque shaggy dog story of a man who takes pity on a young hare injured in a car accident and decides to adopt it, leaving his life as a journalist to embark on a bizarre series of adventures that take him across the forests of northern Finland. ( )
  bodachliath | Jun 8, 2016 |
I read this one as part of my effort to read more works by non-U.S. authors. Very unique story, heavy on action but still saying so much about the human condition. ( )
  mamashepp | Mar 29, 2016 |
I read this one as part of my effort to read more works by non-U.S. authors. Very unique story, heavy on action but still saying so much about the human condition. ( )
  mamashepp | Mar 29, 2016 |
Jäniksen vuosi on Arto Paasilinnan läpimurtoromaani ja todellinen kulttikirja. Toimittaja Vatasen ja jäniksen seikkailu läpi Suomen on riemastuttava lukukokemus, hauska ja haikea. ( )
  TerhiVaheranta | Nov 22, 2015 |
Some days isn't this exactly what we all want to do - just ditch the rat race and walk off into the Finnish wilderness with an animal companion? (Okay, maybe not all of us.) Vatanen, a journalist turned mountain man, drifts from one quirky adventure to another, gradually learning to view civilization from the outside and, all the while, nurturing a new passion for independence and untamed nature. - Adam
  stephencrowe | Nov 11, 2015 |
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Arto Paasilinnaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Iyer, PicoForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lomas, HerbertTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parsonage, AlexanderCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Vatanen, the journalist is feeling burned out and sick of the city. One summer evening while on assignment his car hits a young hare on a country road. Vatanen leaves the car to save the injured creature. 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, sells his possessions to travel the Finnish wilds with his new found friend. Their adventures take in forest fires, pagan sacrifices, military war games, killer bears and much more.
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While out on assignment, a journalist hits a young hare with his car. This small incident becomes life-changing: he decides to quit his job, leave his wife, sell his possessions, and spend a year wandering the wilds of Finland--with the bunny as his boon companion… (more)

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