Rabbit Fever by Geoffrey Clark

Issue #78
Spring 1999

DeWitt Henry recommends
Rabbit Fever, stories by Geoffrey Clark: “Geoffrey Clark’s new collection,
Rabbit Fever, is rich with terrible beauties. His mature prose is fresh with sensory texture, sonority, wit, hard-learned truths, and precisely dramatized voice. The progress through the collection as well as the upper Michigan setting is reminiscent of Hemingway’s
Men Without Women, charting the trajectory from comings of age as a boy with hunting, cars, and girls, to marriage and a teaching career, to midlife confrontations with death and grief. The most stunning story is in fact too urgent to be fiction, a heart-wrenching account of the deaths of both the writer’s mother and his mentor, the novelist Richard Yates.” (Avisson)