Tess Gunty’s work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Joyland, Los Angeles Review of Books, No Tokens, Flash, and elsewhere. She earned an MFA in creative writing from New York University, where she was a Lillian Vernon Fellow. The Rabbit Hutch: A Novel (Knopf) is her fiction debut. Ethereally beautiful and formidably intelligent, Blandine shares her apartment with three teenage boys she neither likes nor understands. They, like her, have now aged out of the state foster care system that has repeatedly failed them. They are all searching for meaning in their lives. Set over one sweltering week in July and culminating in a bizarre act of violence that changes everything, The Rabbit Hutch is a savagely beautiful and bitingly funny snapshot of contemporary America, a gorgeous and provocative tale of loneliness and longing, entrapment and, ultimately, freedom.