The Rabbit and the Squirrel
A heartbreaking modern fable from a writer acutely alert to the dark surprises of the human heart. The Squirrel’s greatest joy is dancing in the forest with the Rabbit–her beloved friend and equal of heart. While the duo is inseparable, fate has other ideas: the feisty Squirrel is forcibly married to a wealthy boar and the solitary Rabbit enlists in a monastery. Years later, a brief, tragic reunion finds them both transformed by personal defeats. And yet, to each other, they are unchanged, and their private world—where sorrow registered as rapture and wit concealed loss—is just how they had left it. A story of thwarted love, and an ode to the enduring pleasures of friendship, The Rabbit and the Squirrel is a charmed fable for grown-ups, in which one life, against all odds, is fated for the other.