"The Year of the Hare" by Arto Paaslinna (Finland)
A journalist and a photographer set out on an assignment on lovely sunny evening. As they drive through the country they hit a young hare.
Vatanen, the journalist, leaves the car and goes in search of the injured creature. The grateful animal adopts Vatanen and together the two
scamper through farcical adventures and political scandal. --goodreads.com
Arto Tapio Paasilinna was a Finnish writer, being a former journalist turned comic novelist. One of Finland's most successful novelists, he won a broad readership outside of Finland in a way few other Finnish authors have before. Translated into 27 languages, over seven million copies of his books have been sold worldwide, and he has been claimed as "instrumental in generating the current level of interest in books from Finland". --goodreads.com
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