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King of Rabbits

by Karla Neblett

Audiobooks of the Month Family Drama Literary Fiction

King of Rabbits Synopsis

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Kai lives in a mixed-race family on a rural council estate in Somerset where he and his three older sisters have three different dads, and his mum is being led into crack addiction by his petty-thief father.

He idolises his dad, adores his friend Saffie and the school rabbit Flopsy, and is full of ambition to be the fastest runner in Middledown Primary. He and Saffie build a secret world of friendship in the school garden. But Kai's natural optimism, imagination and energy run up against adult behaviour he doesn't understand: his parents' on-and-off romance, his dad's increasing addiction and the limitations of poverty.

Despite the people who try to look out for him, notably his loving Nanny Sheila and his big sister Leah, Kai's life drifts towards a tragedy from which it is hard for him to recover. The refuge he seeks in his love of nature, and the wild rabbits who have made their burrows in the woods, may not be refuge enough.

Karla Neblett has created a vivid language that is both crafted and raw to tell a story of class, race and how our society fails working class young men.

King of Rabbits Press Reviews

'A brilliant debut; vivid and compelling.' JENNI FAGAN

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ISBN: 9781473595422
Publication date: 25/03/2021
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital an imprint of Random House
Format: Audiobook

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ISBN: 9781473595422
Publication date: 25th March 2021
Author: Karla Neblett
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital an imprint of Random House
Format: Audiobook
Genres: Audiobooks of the Month, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,
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