Falconer

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Ballantine Books, 1982 - 226 pages
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Beautiful prose (won a Pulitzer), but very dated. - Goodreads
Some folks need a happy ending. - Goodreads
Clearly, Cheever is a masterful short-story writer... - Goodreads

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I've enjoyed Cheever's short works, but this short novel falls flat. Farragut's imprisonment is intended as a parallel for the moral failings of certain type of debauched upper middle class WASP. This ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

"The cream of the post-Freudian generation were addicts. The rest were those psychiatric reconstructions you used to see in the back of unpopular rooms at cocktail parties. They seemed to be intact ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
43
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About the author (1982)

John Cheever, best known for his short stories dealing with upper-middle-class suburban life, was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912. Cheever published his first short story at the age of 17, and in 1979, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his collected edition of short stories, titled Stories of John Cheever. Cheever also wrote screenplays, and five novels, including The Wapshot Chronicle, which won the National Book Award in 1957. Cheever died in 1982, at the age of 70.

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