The hero of Updike's 'Rabbit, Run', ten years after the events described in 'Rabbit Redux', 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 long, the President collapses while running in a marathon, and double-digit inflation coincides with a deflation of nation 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 mid-life, as he continues to pursue, in his erratic fashion, the rainbow of happiness.