Title Profile & Character Information

Rabbit Is Rich

Annotation
The hero of John Updike'sRabbit, Run(1960), ten years after the hectic events described inRabbit Redux(1971), has come to enjoy considerable prosperity as Chief Sales Representative of Springer Motors, a Toyota agency in Brewer, Pennsylvania. The time is 1979: Skylab is falling, gas lines are lengthening, the President collapses while running in a marathon, and double-digit inflation coincides with a deflation of national confidence. Nevertheless, Harry Angstrom feels in good shape, ready to enjoy life at last -- until his son, Nelson, returns from the West, and the image of an old love pays a visit to his lot. New characters and old populate these scenes from Rabbit's middle age, as he continues to pursue, in his erratic fashion, the rainbow of happiness.

Awards
1981  National Book Critics Circle Awards
1982  National Book Awards
1982  Pulitzer Prize