9781590174579

The Pilgrim Hawk

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  • ISBN13:

    9781590174579

  • ISBN10:

    1590174577

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2011-08-16
  • Publisher: NYRB Classics
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Summary

This powerful short novel describes the events of a single afternoon. Alwyn Towers, an American expatriate and sometime novelist, is staying with a friend outside of Paris, when a well-heeled, itinerant Irish couple drops in-with Lucy, their trained hawk, a restless, sullen, disturbingly totemic presence. Lunch is prepared, drink flows. A masquerade, at once harrowing and farcical, begins. A work of classical elegance and concision, The Pilgrim Hawk stands with Faulkner#x19;s The Bear as one of the finest American short novels: a beautifully crafted story that is also a poignant evocation of the implacable power of love.

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