Rabbit at Rest Themes & Social Concerns

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Rabbit at Rest is the fourth and final novel in Updike's series on the adventures and fate of Harry Angstrom. By focusing on the life of an average American character, Updike has assembled a portrait of American culture and its disintegration that now spans more than three decades. The latest episode includes the issues of drug addiction, business corruption, the AIDS epidemic, the selling of America to foreign investors, and the fate of women in a declining job market. The novel is a detailed reflection of the news stories so prevalent in the year George Bush inherits a debt-ridden America.

Rabbit at Rest is also the portrait of a family, three generations of Angstroms, who show how difficult it is to live in a contemporary America filled with debt, drugs, and sterile retirement communities. The first scene of the novel, a family visit to the Florida condominium...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Rabbit at Rest from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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