Friday, June 19, 2015

Top ten heroes of refugee fiction

Jon Walter is the author of Close To the Wind and My Name's Not Friday. One of his top ten heroes of refugee fiction, as shared at the Guardian:
Hazel from Watership Down by Richard Adams

When property developers destroy their warren, Hazel leads the rabbits off into the wilderness in search of the promised land but not before they encounter the tyranny of General Woundwort. A modern re-telling of the Moses story, Hazel is a refugee hero in epic scale.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Watership Down is on John Dougherty's top ten list of fictional badgers and Piers Torday's top ten list of animal villains; it is a book Junot Díaz hopes parents will read to their kids.

--Marshal Zeringue