Rabbit Redux by John Updike

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In this sequel to Rabbit, Run, John Updike resumes the spiritual quest of his anxious Everyman, Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom. Ten years have passed; the impulsive former athlete has become a paunchy thirty-six-year-old conservative, and Eisenhower’s becalmed America has become 1969’s lurid turmoil of technology, fantasy, drugs, and violence. Rabbit is abandoned by his family, his home invaded by a runaway and a radical, his past reduced to a ruined inner landscape; still he clings to semblances of decency and responsibility, and yearns to belong and to believe.

About John Updike

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John Updike was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, in 1932. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954 and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal. In 2007 he received the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Updike died in January 2009.
Published July 23, 2010 by Random House. 449 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Fiction

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He returns, as bumbling as ever, but without the grace and swank of the author's usual style, indeed the most surprising thing about Rabbit Redux is its genuinely contradictory, roughhewn, even garrulous or melodramatic air.

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John Updike’s 1971 novel “Rabbit Redux” remains the most illuminating and prophetic of modern political novels, though on the surface it seems not about politics at all.

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