Rabbit at Rest, Paperback Book
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, are 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 ...


Other Formats



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops


Showing 1 - 1 of 1 reviews.

Review by

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.

Also by John Updike   |  View all

Also in the Penguin Modern Classics series   |  View all