The Bobcat

The Bobcat

A Novel

Book - 2019
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"Laurelie, a young art student who suffers in the aftermath of a sexual assault, has grown progressively more isolated and fearful. She transfers from her busy city university to a small college in rural Vermont, where she retreats into her vivid imagination, experiencing the world through her art. Most comfortable in the company of the child for whom she babysits, and most at ease in the woods, Laurelie has shunned any connection with her peers. One day, while exploring the woods, she and her young charge encounter an injured pregnant bobcat - and the hiker who has been following it for hundreds of miles. In the hiker and his feline companion Laurelie recognizes someone as reclusive and wary as herself. The hiker, too, finds human companionship painful to endure, yet he is drawn to wounded Laurelie the way he is drawn to the bobcat. As Laurelie moves toward recovery and reconnection she also finds her voice as an artist, and a sense of purpose, maybe even a future, comes into sight. Then the child goes missing in the woods, threatening the bobcat, the hiker, and the fragile peace Laurelie has constructed" --
Publisher: New York, NY : Arcade Publishing, [2019]
ISBN: 9781948924092
1948924099
Branch Call Number: FIC RILEY, KATHERINE
Characteristics: 211 pages ; 22 cm

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OPL_EllyR Aug 28, 2019

I loved this gentle, slow-moving and atmospheric literary romance. Though the main character moved to her current small college town to distance and heal herself from an assault, the novel's narrative is calm and beautiful. I'm looking forward to more from this author!

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