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Rabbit at Rest

John Updike

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Winner:National Book Critics Circle Award -Fiction (1990)
Winner of the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In John Updike's fourth and final novel about ex-basketball player Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, the hero has acquired heart trouble, a Florida condo, and a second grandchild. His son and daughter-in-law are acting erratically, his wife Janice wants to work, and Rabbit is searching his soul, looking for reasons to live.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Random House Trade
  • Publish Date: Aug 27th, 1996
  • Pages: 608
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.20in - 5.50in - 1.40in - 1.10lb
  • EAN: 9780449911945
  • Categories: LiteraryPsychologicalSagas

About the Author

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.

Praise for this book

"Rich and rewarding . . . Updike is working at the full height of his powers."--The New York Times

"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