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Hare's Fur

Trevor Shearston



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Scribe Publications
05 March 2019
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Russell Bass is a potter living on the edge of Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains. His wife has been dead less than a year and, although he has a few close friends, he is living a mostly solitary life. Each month he hikes into the valley below his house to collect rock for glazes from a remote creek bed. One autumn morning, he finds a chocolate wrapper on the path. His curiosity leads him to a cave where three siblings - two young children and a teenage girl - are camped out, hiding from social services and the police.

Although they bolt at first, Russell slowly gains their trust, and, little by little, this unlikely group of outsiders begin to form a fragile bond. In luminous prose that captures the feel of hands on clay and the smell of cold rainforest as vividly as it does the minute twists and turns of human relationships, Hare's Fur tells an exquisite story of grief, kindness, art, and the transformation that can grow from the seeds of trust.

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By:   Trevor Shearston
Imprint:   Scribe Publications
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 148mm, 
ISBN:   9781925713473
ISBN 10:   1925713474
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   05 March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Trevor Shearston is the author of Something in the Blood, Sticks That Kill, White Lies, Concertinas, A Straight Young Back, Tinder, and Dead Birds. His novel Game about the bushranger Ben Hall received the following prize listings- Short-listed NSW Premier?s Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction 2014 AU; Long-listed Miles Franklin Literary Award 2014 AU; Short-listed Colin Roderick Award 2013 AU. He lives in Katoomba, NSW with his family.

Reviews for Hare's Fur

`At once touching and exuding charm, this 140-page novella still manages to pack a punch. It's a study of what can grow from trust and caring despite grief and misfortune, that no matter what stage of life a person is at, rebirth can be unexpected and come in many forms ... uplifting and satisfying.' -Scott Whitmont, Books+Publishing

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