Falconer Themes & Social Concerns

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Falconer Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections:

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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 Falconer a realistic...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Falconer from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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