Russell Bass is a potter living on the edge of Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains. His wife has been dead less than a year, and although he has a few close friends, he is living a mostly solitary life. Each month he hikes into the valley below his house to collect rock for glazes from a remote creek bed. One autumn morning, he finds a chocolate wrapper on the path. His curiosity leads him to a cave where three siblings – two young children and a teenage girl – are camped out, hiding from social services and the police. Although they bolt at first, Russell slowly gains their trust; and little by little, this unlikely group of outsiders begins to form a fragile bond. Hare’s Fur is a story of grief, kindness, art, and the transformation that can grow from the seeds of trust.