A story of human redemption, Falconer explores an ex-professor's experiences as an inmate in Falconer Prison. Ezekiel Farragut, convicted of killing his brother, has been imprisoned in the state prison where he is visited by his wife Marcia, with whom he has a love-hate relationship. Falconer tells the story of Farragut, his crime and punishment and his struggle to remain a man as he comes to terms with how his life has changed forever.
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"A whole swathe of poor and underprivileged America is evoked by one of the country's most rarified stylists" (James Wood)
"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." (Saul Bellow)
"One of our truly fine writers...Moving and excellent" ( Washington Post)
The raw, rage-filled final novel from a master American storyteller
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Book Description Penguin Books, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141187859