The Hare

The Hare

3.8 (405 ratings by Goodreads)
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Clarke, a 19th-century English naturalist, roams the pampas in search of that most elusive and rare animal: the Legibrerian hare, whose defining quality seems to be its ability to fly. The local Indians, pointing skyward, report recent sightings of the hare but then ask Clarke to help them search for their missing chief as well. On further investigation Clarke finds more than meets the eye: in the Mapuche and Voroga languages every word has at least two meanings.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 127 x 178 x 20mm | 265g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0811220907
  • 9780811220903
  • 401,282

Review quote

Aira's refusal to make any occurrence definitive gives the world depicted in the novel an element of the absurd. The result can be as frustrating as it is liberating. Whether or not Clarke ultimately catches sight of the hare is beside the point. Even if he found it, we'd soon discover that, maybe, after all, he didn't. Or that it wasn't a hare at all.
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405 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 26% (107)
4 39% (156)
3 26% (107)
2 6% (26)
1 2% (9)
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