Day 5 of #BookSpine365.
This book here is so crisp I can't stand it. Hardcover, dust jacket and if you can believe it, a beautiful shade of pink hugs its pages while black and its stitching wifts throughout. I know what they say: don't judge a book by its cover, but come on: The Death of Bunny Munro is absolutely gorgeous. Quite a few are in this gorgeous category which I own, but we'll indulge into those as the series continues. So the jacket and illustration design were created by Charlotte Strick, and after a little googling I see that this isn't her first ride on the merry-go-round: she's been creating exquisite designs for quite a while now.
So here's the shortened summary, or insider flap jacket spiel: a guy named bunny has a wife. His wife dies-rather yet, commits suicide. So Bunny then takes his young son on the road while he sells wares around the south in England. Seems that Bunny is haunted by his wife's ghost and then he begins questioning what is real and what isn't, all the while developing a meaningful relationship with his son after that tragedy.
Title: The Death of Bunny Munro
Author: Nick Cave
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 278 pages.
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