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Rabbit, Run

Rabbit, Run - John Updike The story line is a familiar one used by many of the Classics. Boy and girl get married. Some years later, one of them feels trapped in the marriage and disappointed that there isn't more to life. Madame Bovary, Anna Karenina, The Awakening - all are books that follow a similar plot. Rabbit, Run follows this theme, but with one major difference. Instead of the wife being trapped in a marriage, this time it is the husband, Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom. And unlike these other heroines, he doesn't swallow poison or throw himself in front of a train. Instead, he runs. Although Rabbit is rude, obnoxious, cocky, inconsiderate and he makes some despicable choices - like leaving his pregnant wife - he also represents youth and all the possibilities that we have when we are young. I found myself cheering him on, just wanting him to run away. Good story!