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.
John Cheever (1912-1982) was born in Quincy, Massachussetts. During a writing career which spanned forty years, John Cheever won a National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and an American Book Award. His titles include The Stories of John Cheever and Oh What A Paradise It Seems. A.M. Homes is the author of several novels and a collection of stories. A contributing editor to Vanity Fair, she also writes for Art Forum, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Among her many awards are Guggenheim and NEA Fellowships. She lives in New York.