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Rabbit Is Rich

Summary: A review of John Updike's novel Rabbit is Rich, the third in the series featuring the central character Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom. The review includes an overview of the storyline along with an exploration of the novel's themes; these themes include middle-class life in America; the conflict between Harry and his son Nelson; Harry's search to determine if Annabelle is his daughter; and, as in previous books in the series, the absence of a hero in American culture. Overall, the novel captures a sense of individual and societal frustration, encapsulated in the life of an aging American man.
Rabbit is Rich is the third novel in the series by John Updike featuring a central character, Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom. Harry is now in his mid-forties, and the novel is set in the late 1970's in Pennsylvania. In the beginning of the novel, the reader finds that Rabbit is now part owner and sales manager of Springer Motors, his deceased father-in-law's Toyota dealership. Charlie Stavros, the man who had an affair with Harry's wife, Janice, in Rabbit Redux, has developed a close relationship with Rabbit and works with him at the dealership. While working, a teen couple comes into the dealership to look at cars, and Harry suspects that the young girl, Annabelle, may be his illegitimate daughter resulting from an affair with a woman named Ruth in Rabbit, Run. Throughout the novel, Harry tries to travel to her farm in Galilee to talk with Ruth. The...

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