It’s 1979 and Rabbit is no longer running. He’s walking, and beginning to get out of breath. That’s OK, though – it gives him the chance to enjoy the wealth that comes with middle age. It’s all in place: he’s Chief Sales Representative and co-owner of Springer motors; his wife, at home or in the club, is keeping trim; he wears good suits, and the cash is pouring in. So why is it that he finds it so hard to accept the way that things have turned out? And why, when he looks at his family, is he haunted by regrets about all those lives he’ll never live?
Winner of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
“Unquestionably Updike’s finest novel . . . Funny and sharp and damnably intelligent.” The Boston Globe
“Dazzlingly reaffirms Updike’s place as master chronicler of the spiritual maladies and very earthly pleasures of the Middle-American male.” Vogue