"Falconer" is a novel by John Cheever, published in 1977. It is a story about a man named Farragut who is serving a prison sentence for murder. As he struggles to come to terms with his crime and his confinement, Farragut reflects on his past and the events that led him to where he is.
The novel is known for its depiction of the psychological and emotional toll of imprisonment, and its exploration of themes of guilt, redemption, and the search for meaning in life. It is a powerful and poignant portrayal of the human experience, and has received critical acclaim for its insight and depth. "Falconer" is a must-read for anyone interested in prison literature and the works of John Cheever.