Rabbit at Rest, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


It's 1989, and Harry Rabbit Angstrom is far from restful.

Fifty-six and overweight, he has a struggling business on his hands and a heart that is starting to fail.

His family, too, is giving him cause for concern. His son, Nelson, is a wreck of a man, a cocaine addict with shattered self-respect.

Janice, his wife, has decided that she wants to be a working girl. And as for Pru, his daughter-in-law, she seems to be sending out signals to Rabbit that he knows he should ignore, but somehow can't.

He has to make the most of life. After all, he doesn't have much time left.




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Often held up as the best Rabbit novel, but I still think it lags behind the first. Visceral accounts of our protagonist's ill-health and a heart-stopping passage that echoes the superb bathtub scene of Rabbit Run, stick in the memory more than anything in the two intervening entries.

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