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Book Condition: Near Fine
467 pp. 8vo. Original price of $13.95 is unclipped, small bump to bottom of spine, slightly larger bump to top of spine, dust jacket is slightly curled in upper spine area and a bit of laminate has come off the jacket also. Otherwise, Fine book and Fine dust jacket. Upper edge of pages is red, boards are mustard brown, and book and jacket show minimal shelf wear. Book is the third in the Harry Angstrom series, following "Rabbit, Run" (1960) and "Rabbit Redux" (1971). Dust jacket is protected with a Brodart archival cover.
The hero of John Updike's Rabbit, Run (1960), ten years after the hectic events described in Rabbit Redux (1971), has come to enjoy considerable prosperity as Chief Sales Representative of Springer Motors, a Toyota agency in Brewer, Pennsylvania. The time is 1979: Skylab is falling, gas lines are lengthening, the President collapses while running in a marathon, and double-digit inflation coincides with a deflation of national confidence. Nevertheless, Harry Angstrom feels in good shape, ready to enjoy life at last -- until his son, Nelson, returns from the West, and the image of an old love pays a visit to his lot. New characters and old populate these scenes from Rabbit's middle age, as he continues to pursue, in his erratic fashion, the rainbow of happiness.