Rabbit, Run Characters

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A twenty-six-year-old former high school basketball star, Rabbit is now unhappily married to Janice, who is pregnant. He has a young son, Nelson, and a boring and unfulfilling job selling kitchen gadgets for the Magipeel vegetable peeler company. He is restless and unhappy, unable to regain his former glory as a sports star, and he feels trapped by the mundane demands of being a husband and father. Rabbit leaves home, looking for something—he doesn't know what—that will show him there is meaning in life. He senses that there must be something greater and more meaningful than the world he lives in, but he doesn't know what that is.

Although Rabbit is a seeker, in a religious sense he is naïve. He has been raised Christian but only has a limited, Sunday-school awareness of what this means, in the sense that he knows some...

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