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The Rabbit Factory - Larry Brown

The Rabbit Factory

Paperback Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9780743245241
Number Of Pages: 339

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In an ambitious narrative structure reminiscent of Robert Altman's classic film "Nashville, " Larry Brown weaves together the stories of a sprawling cast of eccentric and lovable characters, each embarked on a quest for meaning, fulfillment, and love -- with poignant and uproarious results.

Set in Memphis and North Mississippi, "The Rabbit Factory" follows the colliding lives of, among others, Arthur, an older, socially ill-at-ease man of considerable wealth married to the much younger Helen, whose desperate need for satisfaction sweeps her into the arms of other men; Eric, who has run away from home thinking his father doesn't want him and becomes Arthur's unlikely surrogate son; and Anjalee, a big-hearted prostitute with her own set of troubles who crashes into the lives of the others like a one-woman hurricane.

Teeming with pitch-perfect creations that include quirky gangsters, colorful locals, seemingly straitlaced professors, and fast-and-loose police officers, Brown's spellbinding and often hilarious story is about the botched choices and missed chances that separate people -- and the tenuous threads of love and coincidence that connect them. With all the subtlety and surprise of life itself, the story turns on a dime from comical to violent to moving. Masterful, profound, and full of spirit, "The Rabbit Factory" is literary entertainment of the highest order.

Industry Reviews

Jeff Kunerth, The Orlando Sentinel A compelling tale of ordinary men and women trying to find each other through the smoke, booze, and lust. John Freeman, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution [H]is most entertaining book...This sexy novel goes down as easy as a six-pack in the hot days of summer.

ISBN: 9780743245241
ISBN-10: 0743245245
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 339
Published: 1st September 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.3

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