Janice studies to become a real estate agent, Pru struggles to cope with her children and Harry, now recovering from his operation, finds a new diversion.
John Updike’s fourth novel about Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom.
It's the end of the 1980s and Harry has acquired a Florida condo, a second grandchild, and a troubled, overworked heart - not to mention a troubled underworking son. As Reagan’s debt-ridden, AIDS-panicked America yields to that of the first George Bush, Rabbit explores the bleak terrain of late middle age - looking for reasons to live and opportunities to make peace with a remorselessly accumulating past.
The novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1991, the second "Rabbit" novel to garner that award.
Reader: Toby Jones
Abridger: Eileen Horne
Producer: Clive Brill
A Brill production for BBC Radio 4