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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Howells Medal, and the National Book Critics Circle Award

 

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.

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John Updike's two Pulitzer Prizes were awarded to him for the last two Rabbit novels, and yet only now is the Rabbit tetralogy appearing in audio form (as indeed is its sequel, the novella "Rabbit Remembered"). A long wait, perhaps, but many of the infelicities of the early days of audio books have thus been avoided. The match between reader Arthur Morey and the life and times of Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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"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

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"Powerful....John Updike with his precisian's prose and his intimately attentive yet cold eye is a master." The New York Times Book Review

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"The most authoritative and most magical portrait yet written of the past four decades of American life." Time

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"Updike is razor-sharp and mordantly funny....If this novel is in some respects an elegy to Rabbit's bewildered existence, it is also a poignant, humorous, instructive guidebook to the aborted American dream." Publishers Weekly

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"Despite some flaws...the novel measures up well against the rest of the series. This is the saddest and deepest of the 'Rabbit' novels, an aching portrait of America at the end of the Reagan era." Library Journal

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"Rabbit at Rest is certainly the most brooding, the most demanding, the most concentrated of John Updike's longer novels....[M]eticulously recorded by one of our most gifted American realists." Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times

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John Updike was born in 1932, in Shillington, Pennsylvania.  His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Howell's Medal.

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artmalarkey, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by artmalarkey)
4th novel about ex-basketball player, Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom. Rabbit has given up control of his car lot to his son, Nelson, who steals money from the business to purchase cocaine. This is an evocative exploration of the 1980's. Updike's prose is superb as always.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780449911945
Author:
Updike, John
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Middle aged men
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Angstrom, harry (fictitious character)
Subject:
Middle class men
Subject:
Middle aged men -- United States -- Fiction.
Subject:
Angstrom, Harry
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Rabbit
Series Volume:
no. 92-94
Publication Date:
August 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
8.34x5.50x1.01 in. .83 lbs.

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Product details 608 pages Fawcett Books - English 9780449911945 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Brilliant....It must be read. It is the best novel about America to come out of America for a very, very long time."
"Review" by , "Powerful....John Updike with his precisian's prose and his intimately attentive yet cold eye is a master."
"Review" by , "The most authoritative and most magical portrait yet written of the past four decades of American life."
"Review" by , "Updike is razor-sharp and mordantly funny....If this novel is in some respects an elegy to Rabbit's bewildered existence, it is also a poignant, humorous, instructive guidebook to the aborted American dream."
"Review" by , "Despite some flaws...the novel measures up well against the rest of the series. This is the saddest and deepest of the 'Rabbit' novels, an aching portrait of America at the end of the Reagan era."
"Review" by , "Rabbit at Rest is certainly the most brooding, the most demanding, the most concentrated of John Updike's longer novels....[M]eticulously recorded by one of our most gifted American realists."
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