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The Rabbit Hutch

Tess Gunty

A bitingly funny, razor-sharp debut about a motley assortment of residents in a crumbling apartment block.

Welcome to The Rabbit Hutch.

  • Publication date: August 2, 2022
  • ISBN: 9780861544813
  • RRP: £12.99
  • Pages: 352
  • Publication date: August 4, 2022
  • ISBN: 9780861543656
  • RRP: £16.99
  • Pages: 352
  • Publication date: August 4, 2022
  • ISBN: 9780861543663
  • RRP: £8.99
  • Pages: 304


'Just when everything seemed designed for a brief moment of utility before its planned obsolescence, here comes The Rabbit Hutch, a profoundly wise, wildly inventive, deeply moving work of art whose seemingly infinite offerings will remain with you long after you finish it. Each page of this novel contains a novel, a world.'

Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Everything is Illuminated

'The Rabbit Hutch is philosophical, and earthy, and tender and also simply very fun to read - Tess Gunty is a distinctive talent, with a generous and gently brilliant mind.'

Rivka Galchen, author of Little Labours

'Tess Gunty is a younger writer of uncommon originality, both in terms of voice and vision. I admire her work and expect to be reading it with especial delight for a long time to come.'

Rick Moody, author of The Ice Storm

'As a testament to this book's generosity, the music of George Saunders, Dorothy Parker, David Foster Wallace, maybe Rachel Cusk emerges... The Rabbit Hutch aches, bleeds, and even scars but it also forgives with laughter, with insight, and finally, through an act of generational independence that remains this novel's greatest accomplishment, with an act of rescue.'

Mark Danielewski, author of House of Leaves

'Tess Gunty is a masterful talent with a remarkable eye for the poetic, the poignant and the absurdly sublime. The Rabbit Hutch unspools the story of Blandine Watkins and other inhabitants of a rundown building on the edge of the once bustling Vacca Vale, Indiana. A brutal and beautiful novel that both delights and devastates with its unflinching depiction of Rust Belt decline, Gunty's debut is a tour de force that's sure to top this year's best-of lists.' 

Lauren Wilkerson, author of American Spy

Tess Gunty

Tess Gunty was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. She received a B.A. in English with an Honors Concentration in Creative Writing from the University of Notre Dame, where she won the Ernest Sandeen Award for her poetry collection. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU, where she was a Lillian Vernon Fellow, and her work was nominated for the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Joyland, The Iowa Review, Freeman’s, and other publications, and she lives in Los Angeles.

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