Rabbit, run

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Fawcett Crest, 1991 - Fiction - 284 pages
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"Contemporary in setting and tone, and brilliant in its evocation of everyday life in America, the novel is about Harry Angstrom ('Rabbit'), a salesman who, on an impulse, leaves home, his alcoholic wife, Janice, and his child, Nelson, to find freedom. After several escapades and a liaison with an ex-prostitute, he returns to his wife and child and attempts to settle down again. In this novel, Updike conveys the longings and frustrations of family life. Rabbit's malaise is not so much a yearning for freedom as, perhaps, a yearning for guiding spiritual values and meaning. At the end, still dissatisfied and guilt-ridden because of the responsibility he feels for the death of his second child, he begins running again." Reader's Ency. 3d edition.

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User Review  - KamGeb - LibraryThing

I couldn't get through the book. I felt like it was a chick lit book for men. It is about a basketball star leaving his wife and screwing a woman. None of the characters interested me. Read full review

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User Review  - bpeters65 - LibraryThing

Wow, I wanted to like this book, but sorry...too damn slow. And I am typically one that can handle book of this sort. I kept waiting for it to move along. Quit reading about half way through. I ... Read full review


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John Updike's novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Award, and the Howells Medal. He died of lung cancer in 2009, at age 75.

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