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John Updike - Rabbit, Run (2nd Hand Paperback)

SKU B001424
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback.
  • Condition : As New
  • Category : Fiction - Modern Classics
  • Published : 1961 (This Ed. 2006 - Penguin Classics)
  • ISBN : 9780141187839
  • SKU : B001424
  • PPC : LL240
  • RRP : £9.99
  • Quantity Available : 1.

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 one time high-school basketball star. It's 1959 and Harry Rabbit Angstrom, is going nowhere.

At twenty-six he is trapped in a second-rate existence - stuck with a fragile, alcoholic wife, a house full of overflowing ashtrays and discarded glasses, a young son and a futile job.

With no way to fix things, he resolves to flee from his family and his home in Pennsylvania, beginning a thousand-mile journey that he hopes will free him from his mediocre life. Because, as he knows only too well, after you've been first-rate at something, no matter what, it kind of takes the kick out of being second-rate.


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