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The Falconer

The Falconer

ISBN
9780571355938
Published
01/08/2019
9780571355938
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
288

About the Book

An iBooks Book of the Year 2019, 'Our favourite debut ... a glorious, empowering, coming of age NY story.'

‘An electric debut’ New York Times
‘Exhilarating’ Claire Messud
‘Deeply affecting’ Salman Rushdie

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.

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.

An iBooks Book of the Year 2019, 'Our favourite debut ... a glorious, empowering, coming of age NY story.'‘An electric debut’ New York Times ‘Exhilarating’ Claire Messud ‘Deeply affecting’ Salman RushdieSeventeen-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. 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.
“Another book I raced through . . . it's completely gorgeous, and I really, really hope it makes an impact here . .. such a fresh take on the coming-of-age story. Absolutely filled with beautiful, quotable lines, my copy is covered with pencil.”
- Pandora Sykes, The High Low
“The moments when Lucy, the book's narrator, is shooting hoops offer some of the liveliest sports writing in fiction. Yet the real joy of this coming-of-age story derives from inhabiting such a nuanced 17-year-old, who vividly captures the hubris and insecurity of youth . . . a love-letter to the dynamism of New York . . . a winning tale about the often-painful alchemy of adolescence, which transforms the misadventures of youth into something like wisdom.”
- Economist