The raw, rage-filled final novel from a master American storyteller
Ezekiel Farragut is a college professor, a drug-addict and a murderer. Locked in Falconer State Penitentiary, he struggles through tormenting visits from his wife, the burden of memory and guilt, and the brutal monotony of his surroundings to retain his humanity, eventually finding the possibiltiy of redemption through an affair with a fellow prisoner. Considered by many to be Cheever's masterpiece, Falconer is a tour de force from one of America's greatest storytellers.
“A whole swathe of poor and underprivileged America is evoked by one of the country's most rarified stylists”
“One of the most important novels of our time.. Read it and be ennobled”
New York Times
“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 USA.”
“One of our truly fine writers...Moving and excellent”