Rabbit, Run (Rabbit Angstrom #1)

Rabbit, Run (Rabbit Angstrom #1)

ISBN: 0449911659

ISBN 13: 9780449911655

Publication Date: 1996

Publisher: Random House

Pages: 325

Format: Paperback

Author: John Updike

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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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