Time & Location
10 Feb 2024, 14:00 – 16:30
Seven Fables, 7 The High Street Dulverton Exmoor Somerset TA22 9HB UK
About the event
For our first walk and talk of 2024 we have selected to read The Year of the Hare...
THE YEAR OF THE HARE
by ARTO PAASILINNA
Translated by HERBERT LOMAS
A delightfully witty and mordant modern classic from Finland: the story of a journalist who befriends an injured hare and embarks into the Finnish wilderness
Kaarlo Vatanen is fed up with his life. He’s sick of his job, his wife, his urban lifestyle in Helsinki. But all this changes one warm summer’s evening, when he encounters an injured hare on a deserted country road.
On an impulse he can’t fully explain, Vatanen abruptly abandons his car, his home, his wife and his job to chase the hare into the forest. A year of comic misadventures ensues, where Vatanen and his unlikely companion battle through forest fires, pagan sacrifices, military war games and encounters with murderous bears, kept afloat by the help and understanding of other sympathetic free spirits.
A much-loved classic in Finland, The Year of the Hare is a freewheeling adventure through the Finnish countryside, and a witty portrayal of one man’s long detour from conventional living.
We look forward to walking with you in February...
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The Year of the Hare RRP £9.99 PB
Published by Pushkin Press Classics, November 2023
192 Pages Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm