Falconer (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jul 26, 2010 - Fiction - 224 pages
22 Reviews
Stunning and brutally powerful, Falconer tells the story of a man named Farragut, his crime and punishment, and his struggle to remain a man in a universe bent on beating him back into childhood. Only John Cheever could deliver these grand themes with the irony, unforced eloquence, and exhilarating humor that make Falconer such a triumphant work of the moral imagination.


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Very very good prose! - Goodreads
Some folks need a happy ending. - Goodreads
Beautiful prose (won a Pulitzer), but very dated. - Goodreads
Clearly, Cheever is a masterful short-story writer... - Goodreads

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User Review  - Isaac Cooper - Goodreads

The best thing I can say about Falconer is that it's made me interested in John Cheever's other writings, and if he can do something good with his very pretty prose. Falconer has the dreaded Nabakov ... Read full review

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User Review  - Matthew - Goodreads

A slow dive into a prison sitcom. No. That's not quite right. Let's begin again. John Cheever. What else do I need to same. I guess at some level I am a bit of a fanboy. But I digress. Discussing ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
13
Section 3
43
Section 4
83
Section 5
117
Section 6
124
Section 7
135
Section 8
156
Section 9
179
Section 10
199
Section 11
212
Section 12
213
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About the author (2010)

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 seventeen. He was the recipient of a 1951 Guggenheim Fellowship and winner of a National Book Award for The Wapshot Chronicle in 1958, the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Stories of John Cheever, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and an American Book Award. He died in 1982, at the age of seventy.

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