Rabbit Redux is the second book of one of the most important author series of amenrican literature: Rabbit novels by John Updike. In Rabbit Redux we meet again with the main character of the series, Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, now 10 years older, already a middle aged man with a job he really hates, a marriage that doesn't work anymore and a teenage son. His wife, Janice, leaves him to be with one of her co-workers, Stavros. Harry remains with his son, Nelson, also dealing with his acerbic old mother. Incidentally, Harry meets a troubled young woman, Jill, that soon moves in with him and his son. Although Jill has a lot of issues, including addiction to drugs and paying her way with sex, Harry and Nelson get attached to the girl. Harry and Jill develop a strange, twisted relationship where sex is mixed almost paternal feelings from Harry. Through Jill, Harry meets another strange character, Skeeter, an African-American cynical drug dealer that just returned from Vietnam and is very active withing black power movement of sixties and seventies. Harry's life becomes a strange twirl of events that finally lead to Jill's death.
Best part of story, including ending:
I liked the story because is not only the stoy of a man, Harry Rabbit Angstrom, but also a suggestive painting of America's troubled sixties.
Best scene in story:
My favorite scene is at the beggining of the book, when Harry and his father leave work and stop to get a drink together. It's a very touching scene, about family ties, the love but also the tension between a man and his son.
Opinion about the main character:
I like the character's innocence, the openess towards other, even towards people that are very different from him (like Skeeter)