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Rabbit at Rest

by John Updike

In John Updike’s fourth and final novel about Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, the hero has acquired a Florida condo, a second grandchild, and a troubled, overworked heart. His son, Nelson, is behaving erratically; his daughter-in-law, Pru, is sending him mixed signals; and his wife, Janice, decides in midlife to return to the world of work. As, through the year of 1989, Reagan’s debt-ridden, AIDS-plagued America yields to that of the first George Bush, Rabbit explores the bleak terrain of late middle age, looking for reasons to live and opportunities to make peace with a remorselessly accumulating past.

Winner of the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

“Brilliant . . . It must be read. It is the best novel about America to come out of America for a very, very long time.”The Washington Post Book World

“Powerful . . . John Updike with his precisian’s prose and his intimately attentive yet cold eye is a master.” Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review


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01 January, 1990

About John Updike

John Updike was the author of more than sixty books, including collections of short stories, poems, and criticism. His novels have been honored with the Pulitzer Prize (twice), the National Book Award, and the Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Hugging the Shore, an earlier collection of essays and reviews, received the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. He died in January 2009.

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