Rabbit, Run is the story of Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, a former high school basketball star living in Brewer, Pennsylvania with his pregnant wife and two-year-old son. Harry experiences a crisis of self that leads him to abandon his family and make many abortive attempts to "find" himself. Harry repeatedly pressures women for sex, attempting to exert control over his life even as it loses all form and purpose. At the novel's end his newborn child dies in an accident and Harry's fate is left uncertain.

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