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The Falconer

Dana Czapnik

Dana Czapnik’s debut, a 1990s New York-set novel of love, basketball, art, feminism and youthful dreams, is a new coming-of-age classic.

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Ebook
ISBN
9780571355945
Date Published
16.04.2019
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Summary

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.

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Dana Czapnik has received fellowships in fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Center for Fiction and the Hertog Foundation and earned her MFA from Hunter College. She’s spent most of her career on the editorial side of professional sports including stints at ESPN The Magazine, the United States Tennis Association and the Arena Football League. A…

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