Title: Rabbit, Run
Author: Updike, John
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Publication Date: 1960
Edition: First Edition. Fifth Printing.
Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: G
Comments: This is John Updike’s first Rabbit book. Front board has some white spots. Mark on bottom edge. D-j soiled and chipped on spine. Faint scratch on front of d-j.
Synopsis: Rabbit, Run is the book that established John Updike as one of the major American novelists of his—or any other—generation. Its hero is Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, a onetime high-school basketball star who on an impulse deserts his wife and son. He is twenty-six years old, a man-child caught in a struggle between instinct and thought, self and society, sexual gratification and family duty—even, in a sense, human hard-heartedness and divine Grace. Though his flight from home traces a zigzag of evasion, he holds to the faith that he is on the right path, an invisible line toward his own salvation as straight as a ruler’s edge.