The Rabbit and the Squirrel
Fiction

The Rabbit and the Squirrel

Overview

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.

Paperback

48 Pages | ISBN13 9789814867238
Siddhant Sanghvi
Siddhant Sanghvi
Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi's debut novel, The Last Song of Dusk, has been translated into sixteen languages, has won the UK's Betty Trask Award and Italy's Premio Grinzane Cavour, and was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. He lives in north Goa, from where he has contributed to the New York Times, Time magazine and other publications.