Everything you need to understand or teach Falconer by John Cheever.
Strikingly different from his previous work, Falconer both surprised and startled readers when it first appeared in 1977. Set in Falconer Prison, the novel represented a radical departure from the standardized Cheever territory of urban and suburban terrain.
According to Cheever, the novel's chosen subjects are defined as "incarceration, homosexuality, and addiction."
Consequently, drawing heavily on his teaching experience at Sing Sing prison in the early 1970s, Cheever creates in...