A RECENTLY BEREAVED FATHER RECONNECTS WITH his son while fishing for tunny. An elderly man with Alzheimer’s becomes lost in a storm while birdwatching on Holy Island. A young woman with anorexia withdraws to a seaside cottage to discover her new shape. A young boy confronts his parent’s sexuality and his own during a hot summer by a lake. Woman becomes hare in a story about sexual predation and the fragility of love in post-war farming England.
In these eight tales, award-winning novelist, Anna Barker, ventures into short fiction with stories that explore the connections we make and lose. Rooted in the northern landscape, these tales are disconcerting and moving in equal measure. All are masterfully crafted.
"Anna Barker is one of the very best writers around. Rain Hare is an emotive collection deeply-rooted in time and place, each story a powerful reminder of our complicated relationships with the natural world – and each other. Beneath it all are prescient ecological themes that will resonate down the ages. It’s utterly gripping." Benjamin Myers