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Ballantine Books, 1982 - 226 pages
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Review: Falconer

User Review  - Hadrian - Goodreads

Curious book. I'd never thought Cheever would write his prison novel. Not so much of a plot here, so much as there is an evolution of characters. Sumptuous prose style, only very rarely boring. You'd expect a prison novel to be about freedom, and it is, but it's nimbly done. Read full review

Review: Falconer

User Review  - Ana - Goodreads

A relatively light read about a prisoner, his life behind bars and the thoughts and feelings of convicted fellons who are forced to live imprisoned. It has some deep lines and some very well ... 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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