The Rabbit Hutch is quite dysfunctional. The walls are very thin, and every character can hear others’ lives playing out around them like radio plays, dramatizing one of the novels central questions, which is simply what do we owe each other? What do we owe our neighbors? Our nation? Our world?
The book opens with a peek into each characters’ apartment at the climax of the novel. Here Tess illustrates these vignettes as she imagines them.