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The Pilgrim Hawk

The Pilgrim Hawk

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Written by Glenway WescottAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Glenway Wescott
Introduction by Michael CunninghamAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Michael Cunningham

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
  • Publisher: NYRB Classics
  • On Sale: August 16, 2011
  • Price: $14.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-59017-457-9 (1-59017-457-7)
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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’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.

“It belongs, in my view, among the treasures of twentieth-century American literature...” –Susan Sontag, The New Yorker