#4 — The Falconer

The Falconer by John Cheever
Rating: 3/5
  • Very stream of consciousness narrative so it’s hard to tell what’s going on… but basically a married professor with an opioid addiction gets sent to prison because he killed his brother in a fit of drug induced rage
  • While in prison he is forcibly detoxed, finds love, makes friends, writes letters, and hatches an escape– you also find out more about the brother he killed and their complicated relationship leading up to the murder