Falconer

Falconer

by John Cheever
     
 
In a nightmarish prison a convict named Farragut struggles to remain a man. Out of Farragut's suffering and astonishing salvation, Cheever crafted his most powerful work of fiction.

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In a nightmarish prison a convict named Farragut struggles to remain a man. Out of Farragut's suffering and astonishing salvation, Cheever crafted his most powerful work of fiction.

Editorial Reviews

Charles McGrath
....Falconer seems to be a conventional novel of crime, punishment and redemption. -- The New York Times Books of the Century
John Gardner
A masterpiece…an extraordinary work of art.
Saturday Review
From the Publisher
"Cheever's triumph.... A great American novel." —Newsweek

"One of the most important novels of our time.... Read it and be ennobled." —The New York Times

"Falconer is splendid. It is rough, it is elegant, it is pure. It is also indispensable, if you earnestly desire to know what is happening to the human soul in the U.S.A." —Saul Bellow

"One of our truly fine writers.... The novel proceeds directly on its course, taking the reader along with it.... Moving and excellent." —The Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782070337408
Publisher:
Gallimard Education
Publication date:
10/28/2009

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Saul Bellow
Falconer is splendid. It is rough, it is elegant, it is pure. It is also indispensable, if you earnestly desire to know what is happening to the human soul in the U.S.A.

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