Updike, John, 1932-2009.
Prolific American writer born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, whose works explore issues of sex, faith and mortality among members of the "small town, Protestant middle class," as he puts it. Best known for the series of "Rabbit" novels.
Rabbit, Run. 1960.
A present-tense slice from the life of former high school basketball star Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, who is dissatisfied with his staid adult life and tends to flee from problems. His temporary escape into an affair with a prostitute shatters his marriage and leads to the death of his newborn daughter. The novel ends with him again running from the situation.
Explicit sex scenes excised from the original edition were restored in later versions.
Adapted to film by Updike in collaboration with Howard B. Kreitsek in 1970.
Followed by sequels: Rabbit Redux (1971), Rabbit is Rich (1981, winner of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction), Rabbit at Rest (1990, winner of the 1991 Pulitzer), and the novella "Rabbit Remembered" (2001).
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