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m finnPlease join us to celebrate the launch of The Hare, a new novel by Melanie Finn!

The Hare is an affecting portrait of Rosie Monroe's resilience and personal transformation.

Raised in a blue-collar Massachusetts town, Rosie accepts a scholarship to art school in New York City in the 1980s. There she meets Bennett Kinney, a dashing, morally ambivalent man twenty years her senior. A daughter is born, just as his current con goes awry forcing them to flee. Bennett abandons them in an uninsulated cabin in northern Vermont without a car or cash for weeks at a time and Rosie is forced to hunt for wild game, and forage in the forest. When Bennett’s schemes turn malevolent, and Rosie must at last confront his deceptions. 

The Hare bravely considers a woman’s inherent sense of obligation – sexual and emotional – to the male hierarchy and Rosie Monroe emerges as an authentic, tarnished feminist heroine.

Melanie Finn was born and raised in Kenya until age 11, when she moved with her family to Connecticut. After studying journalism at NYU, she worked as a freelance journalist and screenwriter, living and working in six different countries. In 2004, her first novel, Away From You was published to international acclaim. The following year, she and her husband, the wildlife filmmaker Matt Aeberhard, moved to a remote region of Tanzania to make DisneyNature's beautiful flamingo epic, The Crimson Wing. During the filming, Melanie became the medic to the local Masai community and established The Natron Healthcare Project. She is the author of The Gloaming - a New York Times 'Notable Book' of 2016 - and The Underneath, and lives on a hill in Vermont with Matt, their twin daughters, three Tanzanian mutts and two very old horses.

The author is happy to autograph books. If you would like your signed copy to be personalized, please write a note in the "comments" field of the online order form.

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Event date: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Norwich Bookstore
Norwich, VT
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ISBN: 9781937512972
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Two Dollar Radio - January 26th, 2021

In this brooding feminist thriller, a former art student and her daughter are isolated in a rural Vermont cabin and have to contend with the toxic presence of an unbalanced con man in their lives. --New York Times
The Hare is an affecting portrait of Rosie Monroe, of her resilience and personal transformation under the pin of the male gaze.