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G. K. Hall, 1977 - College teachers - 308 pages
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In a nightmarish prison a convict named Farragut--a professor, drug addict, and a fratricide--struggles to remain a man. "One of the most important novels of our time . . . Read it and be ennobled".--Los Angeles Times.

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User Review  - bell7 - LibraryThing

Ezekiel Farragut, convicted of killing his brother, journeys to Falconer prison where he meets his fellow prisoners such as Chicken and the Cuckold, endures hostile guards and a methadone addiction ... Read full review

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User Review  - kirstiecat - LibraryThing

This is an interesting novel and about a subject that isn't written about too often..it takes place within the confines of a prison and there's a great deal of characterization of the prisoners and ... Read full review


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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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