Die letzten Tage von Rabbit Hayes
Stell dir vor, du hast nur noch neun Tage. Neun Tage, um über die Flüche deiner Mutter zu lachen. Um die Hand deines Vaters zu halten (wenn er dich lässt). Und deiner Schwester durch ihr Familienchaos zu helfen. Um deinem Bruder den Weg zurück in die Familie zu bahnen. Nur neun Tage, um Abschied zu nehmen von dei ...more
a novel that takes place in a hospice where a young mother spends her last days saying farewell to her family, most notably her twelve-year-old daughter, might sound unremittingly bleak, until you take into account that this is an irish novelist, and if any culture has a tradition of confronting death with a defiant laugh and the strength of family rallying together, well…
this is daring and br ...more
Of course , I knew what this book was about and knew from the first page it would be sad but I didn't know how heartbreakingly good it would be . It's not only about dying. This book is about living and about how much people love each other , about a good family and friends who are like family.
I almost immediately felt as if I knew them . McPartlin gets inside their heads and so perfectly conveys their grief and varying abilities to cope with what is happening to Rabbit and with Rabbit trying to ...more
I'll meet you when my chores are through
I don't know how long I'll be
But I'm not gonna let you down, darling wait and see
And between now and then, 'til I see you again
I'll be loving you
-- Love, Me, Colin Raye, Songwriters: Max Troy Barnes / Donald R Ewing
Mia ‘Rabbit’ Hayes has just turned 40, and her family consists of her parents Jack and Molly, a brother and sister, Davey and Grace, and most importantly, her 12-year-old daughter Jul ...more
or vengeful. She was just sad to leave the people she loved most, especially her
daughter. She had fought for so long, but finally she knew that she couldn't go on."
Rabbit was dying of Cancer.
Marjorie was Rabbit's best friend since they had been kids.
"Marjorie was very well cared for but there was no warmth in her house. Rabbit's world
was so much brighter, grubbier, and real. In Rabbit's house ...more
Mia "Rabbit" Hayes' story is told from her own point of view as well as those of her best friend, her twelve-year-old daughter, and family members. The story starts with Rabbit's entry into a hospice facility. In the days that f ...more
When Rabbit gives in to her strong pain killers and falls asleep, she dreams of her past. Her brother David, the boy she has loved since she was twelve, Johnny and the band. So it is also a beautiful love ...more
The reader knows going in, from the book synopsis, that sadness and death is coming, but there is more than one interesting tale to tell during the last 9 days of Rabbit Hayes' life.
Despite being told with a bit of laughter and a ton of love, this is a tough read, (especially if you've lived it), but has an uplifting end to life I pray to be true.
Het boek gaat over een waarheid waar niemand om heen kan: ...more
It reminded me very much of my family when my father was facing his own battle with cancer.
It's definitely a must read & I'll be recommendi ...more
Simultaneously heartbreaking and uplifting, wildly funny and emotionally devastating, The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes is a superb novel from Anna McPartlin.
Forty year old, single mother Mia 'Rabbit' Hayes has bravely fought the ravages of cancer for four years, but now she and her family are forced to face the truth...she has just days left to live. As Rabbit drifts in and out of consciousness in her hospice bed, recalling the most important moments of her youth, her family and friends struggle to ...more
Very real and confronting, but also insightful.
Thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers for this copy.
Almost reads like a memoir.
Filled to the brim with both sadness and laughter, this story takes us on a journey of a very different kind as we walk in the shoes of Rabbit Hayes after she is diagnosed with Breast Cancer. We see life through her eyes.
Meeting her family and friends along the way, we follow Rabbit's fascinating life journey via her Blog, and learn about her progress from early teens th ...more
En de persoon die ...more
No es una historia fácil, ¿cómo va a serlo con esa sinopsis, con todas esas premisas? Pero es la vida. Y prefiero que me duela a que me deje indiferente. Prefiero arriesgar a dejarla pasar. Son estas las no ...more
WOW!!! A fantastic read that connects to the very heart and soul of the reader. I am grateful, I am grateful.
For a work of fiction this had the voice of realism and heroism that transcends the subject matter- cancer and dying. And what a fantastic narrative voice – I cried big fat silent tears from the very first to the very last page – don’t get me wrong this is a not a saccharine sweet, over dramatized, over the top, excessively pessimistic story – this is a heart breaking, honest ...more
For the longest time I walked circles around this book. After all it deals with the last days of a cancer patient. I was worried that it would remind me too much of my own parents struggle with this
I was right….. but I was also wrong.
Yes, there were moments that hit very close to home. Those brought tears to my eyes. But there was also a lot of humor and the celebration of a life lived well, which made me keep on reading.
All the stages of grief are shown in such a ...more
Un coup de coeur. Un roman bouleversant sur l’étape la plus difficile qui soit : la maladie et l’acceptation de la perte d’un proche. Un roman à la fois triste et plein d’espoir dans lequel on se sent bien et qui rend encore plus difficile le fait de tourner la dernière page et de dire adieu à ses personnages. Rabbit et Johnny me manqueront.
Ma chronique : http://myprettybooks.wordpress.com/20...
The Story: Rabbit Hayes is quickly losing the fight with cancer. Originating in her breast, it has now spread to her bones, leaving her completely inc ...more
And than ...more
Anna’s debut novel Pack Up The Moon was published in January 2006, it went on to be a best seller both here and abroad.
Since then Anna’s written three more novels, So What If I’m Broken being her latest work. She’s also written School Run, a TV comedy-drama for TV3 which was nominated for both an IFTA and a TV award. Anna’s books are published in Ireland, Germany, A ...more