The Falconer (Paperback)
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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 01/08/2019
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The cityscape of early 1990’s Manhattan provides a vivid backdrop to American author Dana Czapnik’s much acclaimed coming-of-age debut. For 17-year-old Lucy Adler life is divided between success and freedom on the basketball court and a self-declared awkward, gaucheness everywhere else. Told in beautiful and distinctive prose, Czapnik novel explores Lucy's experiences of falling in love and trying to find her own voice and is at its best in summoning her protagonist’s fully-fleshed out interior life as she encounters the all-too familiar frustrations and barriers of growing up as a woman in a world dominated by and created for men.

A new coming-of-age classic, an early '90s New York-set novel of love, basketball, art and feminism

Seventeen-year-old Lucy Adler, a street-smart, trash-talking baller, is often the only girl on the public courts. Lucy's inner life is a contradiction. She's by turns quixotic and cynical, insecure and self-possessed and, despite herself, is in unrequited love with her best friend and pick-up teammate Percy, son of a prominent New York family who is trying to resist his upper crust fate.

As Lucy questions accepted notions of success, bristling against her own hunger for male approval, she is drawn into the world of a pair of provocative female artists living in what remains of New York's bohemia.

,p>In her hit US debut, Dana Czapnik memorably captures the voice of a young woman in the first flush of freedom searching for an authentic way to live and love.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571355938
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 229 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

'An electric debut' - The New York Times

'Exhilarating' - Claire Messud

'Deeply affecting' - Salman Rushdie

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Eimhear ALittleHaze

“Engaging and enjoyable coming of age tale”

There's something so life changing about being seventeen. Being both knowledgeable and naïve. Seeing the world as both beautiful and utterly screwed up.

The Falconer follows a year in the life of seventeen year... More

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“An empowering read.”

A bildungsroman in the truest sense of the word. We bear witness to the journey of 17-year-old Lucy Adler as she negotiates the murky depths of societal norms and unrequited love. At times reading as Young Adult... More

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“Slow-Burn but Satisfying”

Lucy Adler's New York is a place of reflection, where side-notes and digressions pop up out of the pavement. There is drama, certainly - the Lucy at the end of the book is not the same person that greeted up as... More

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