Rabbit, Run

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 26, 2010 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Rabbit, Run is the book that established John Updike as one of the major American novelists of his—or any other—generation. Its hero is Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, a onetime high-school basketball star who on an impulse deserts his wife and son. He is twenty-six years old, a man-child caught in a struggle between instinct and thought, self and society, sexual gratification and family duty—even, in a sense, human hard-heartedness and divine Grace. Though his flight from home traces a zigzag of evasion, he holds to the faith that he is on the right path, an invisible line toward his own salvation as straight as a ruler’s edge.
 

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Rabbit, Run by John Updike [Rabbit, Run] is the novel that launched John Updike's long, celebrated writing career. Though not his first novel, it is the one that prompted critics and readers to take ... Read full review

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Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom was once the star of the basketball team. Now he is the "old guy", married to a wife with an alcohol problem, and just wanting to escape. He attempts to drive to Florida but ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
50
Section 3
76
Section 4
142
Section 5
149
Section 6
181
Section 7
223
Section 8
306
Section 9
327
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John Updike was born in 1932, in Shillington, Pennsylvania.  He graduated from Harvard College in 1954, and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker, and from 1957 he lived in Massachusetts. He was the father of four children and the author of fifty-odd books, including collections of short stories, poems, and criticism. His novels won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. In 2006, Updike was given the Rea Award for the Short Story, and his Early Stories 1953-1975 received the 2003 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.  He died in January 2009.

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