The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin
Here is a truth that can’t be escaped: for Mia ‘Rabbit’ Hayes, life is coming to an end . . .
Rabbit Hayes loves her life, ordinary as it is, and the extraordinary people in it.
She loves her spirited daughter, Juliet; her colourful, unruly family; the only man in her big heart, Johnny Faye.
But it turns out the world has other plans for Rabbit, and she’s OK with that. Because she has plans for the world too, and only a handful of days left to make them happen.
Here is a truth that won’t be forgotten: this is a story about laughing through life’s surprises and finding the joy in every moment.
Paperback, 368 pages
Published June 19th 2014 by Transworld Ireland (first published May 8th 2014)
This book made me cry, this book book made me consider life and death differently. It’s as Rabbit was my friend. When Rabbit finally joins here lifelong love Johnny in death, I felt like I was in the spirit of her BFF Marjorie. I had lost a member of my family. I have quickly come to consider Rabbit my friend, my sister …
Rabbit is accompanied by her mother to the hospice where she spend the last days of her life. That’s when the reader becomes acquainted with Mia Hayes, better known as Rabbit.
Rabbit has still hope to survive her cancer, there is her daughter Juliet, on twelve years old, there’s Ma and Da, her parents, her sister and brother and all those other family members and friends …
Discovering, learning to love and laugh with Rabbit and all her loves in a multitude of present and past moments, reactions and actions. Each character plays a different role in Rabbit’s life and will paint a wonderful and colourful piece of art of this life oh too short.
Anna McPartlin gave me conscience about the importance of telling how much you love someone. Life may seem eternal and can end so abruptly. Rabbit’s days are counted, but she is surrounded by a loving bunch of people, crazy, loving, full of joy and sadness.
Death looks less frightening when you reach the end of The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes.