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The rabbit hutch / Tess Gunty.

Gunty, Tess, (author.).


"A debut novel about an odd assortment of residents living in a crumbling apartment building in the post-industrial Midwest"-- Provided by publisher.
The automobile industry has abandoned Vacca Vale, Indiana, leaving the residents behind, too. In a run-down apartment building on the edge of town, commonly known as the Rabbit Hutch, a number of people now reside quietly, looking for ways to live in a dying city. Apartment C2 is lonely and detached. C6 is aging and stuck. C8 harbors an extraordinary fear. But C4 is of particular interest. Here live four teenagers who have recently aged out of the state foster-care system: three boys and one girl, Blandine, who The Rabbit Hutch centers around. Hauntingly beautiful and unnervingly bright, Blandine is plagued by the structures, people, and places that not only failed her but actively harmed her. Now all Blandine wants is an escape, a true bodily escape like the mystics describe in the books she reads. Set across one week and culminating in a shocking act of violence, The Rabbit Hutch chronicles a town on the brink, desperate for rebirth. How far will its residents--especially Blandine--go to achieve it? Does one person's gain always come at another's expense?

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593534663
  • ISBN: 0593534662
  • ISBN: 9781524712235
  • ISBN: 152471223X
  • Physical Description: 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Part I -- The Opposite of Nothing -- All Together Now -- Part II -- Afterlife -- A Threat to Us All -- Where Life Lives On -- An Absolutely True Story -- Hear Me Out -- R.I.P. Tho -- Intonation -- Big -- Please Just -- My First Was a Fish -- Chemical Hazard -- Variables -- Part III -- It Wasn't Todd's Idea -- Namesake -- Pear -- The Rotten Truth -- A List of Hildegard Quotes, Written in a Notebook on Blandine's Nightstand, Which Jack Reads on Wednesday Morning, Tracing the Word Nothing on His Skin with a Fingernail -- Purebreds -- The Flood -- Olive Brine -- Game of Clue -- Mostly Rabbits -- The Expanding Circle -- Respect the Deceased -- Just Bored -- Welcome Home -- Your Auntie Tammy -- Human Being -- Major American Fires -- I Leave It Up to You -- Sold! -- Part IV -- Altogether Now -- Electrical Malfunction -- Viral -- According to Todd -- The Facts -- Solve for Y in Terms of X -- Tada -- What Hildegard Said -- Part V -- What is Your Relation?.
Awards Note:
National Book Award for Fiction, 2022
Subject: Apartment dwellers > Fiction.
Cities and towns > Middle West > Fiction.
Teenagers > Fiction.
Foster children > Fiction.
Violence > Fiction.
Middle West > Fiction.
Résidents d'appartements > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Midwest (√Čtats-Unis) > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Psychological.
Apartment dwellers.
Middle West.
Middle West > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library F GUNTY MAR 2023 39851001657528 Adult Fiction Copy hold Available -

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