Rabbit at Rest by John Updike

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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, Nelson, is behaving erratically; his daughter-in-law, Pru, is sending out mixed signals; and his wife, Janice, decides in mid-life to become a working girl. As, though the winter, spring, and summer of 1989, Reagan's debt-ridden, AIDS-plagued America yields to that of George Bush, Rabbit explores the bleak terrain of late middle age, looking for reasons to live.

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The 190th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 4th on What Is the Best Work of American Fiction of the Last 25 Years? (New York Times)
  2. - 8th on The Ideal Library (Book)
  3. - 8th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  4. - 18th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  5. - 43rd on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  6. - 52nd on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  7. - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
  8. - National Book Critics Circle Award - Fiction (National Book Critics Circle)
  9. - 110 Best Books: The Perfect Library (The Telegraph)

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