The Falconer

The Falconer A literary page turner brimming with intelligence energy and wit centered on an unforgettable young heroine that will thrill readers of all generations Colum McCann New York Seventeen year ol

  • Title: The Falconer
  • Author: Dana Czapnik
  • ISBN: 1501193228
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A literary page turner brimming with intelligence, energy, and wit, centered on an unforgettable young heroine that will thrill readers of all generations Colum McCann.New York, 1993 Seventeen year old Lucy Adler, a street smart, trash talking baller, is often the only girl on the public courts At turns quixotic and cynical, insecure and self possessed, Lucy is in un A literary page turner brimming with intelligence, energy, and wit, centered on an unforgettable young heroine that will thrill readers of all generations Colum McCann.New York, 1993 Seventeen year old Lucy Adler, a street smart, trash talking baller, is often the only girl on the public courts At turns quixotic and cynical, insecure and self possessed, Lucy is in unrequited love with her best friend and pick up teammate Percy, scion to a prominent New York family, who wishes to resist his upper crust fate As she navigates this complex relationship with all its youthful heartache, Lucy is seduced by a different kind of life one less consumed by conventional success and the approval of men A pair of provocative female artists living in what remains of New York s bohemia invite her into their world, but soon even their paradise begins to show cracks Told in vibrant, quicksilver prose, The Falconer is a wholly original coming of age story Chloe Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Immortalists , providing a snapshot of the city and America through the eyes of the children of the baby boomers grappling with privilege and the fading of radical hopes New York Times bestselling author Claire Messud calls The Falconer an exhilarating debut, adding that Dana Czapnik s frank heroine has a voice, and a perspective, you won t soon forget Get A Copy Kindle Store Stor

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    • Dana Czapnik

      Dana Czapnik is a 2018 NYSCA NYFA Artist Fellow in Fiction from The New York Foundation for the Arts In 2017, she was awarded an Emerging Writers Fellowship from the Center for Fiction Czapnik earned her MFA at Hunter College where she was recognized with a Hertog Fellowship She s spent most of her career on the editorial side of professional sports including stints at ESPN the Magazine, the Un Dana Czapnik is a 2018 NYSCA NYFA Artist Fellow in Fiction from The New York Foundation for the Arts In 2017, she was awarded an Emerging Writers Fellowship from the Center for Fiction Czapnik earned her MFA at Hunter College where she was recognized with a Hertog Fellowship 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 Her debut novel, The Falconer, will be published by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon Schuster, in January of 2019 A native New Yorker, she lives in Manhattan with her husband and son



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    • Lucy is a high school student growing up in New York in 1993 She s a so called pizza bagel a mix of Jewish and Italian heritage She s not afraid to speak her mind, even if it s to trash talk, and she s a talented basketball player, comfortable playing among men and boys and she knows she s good, too I m not just the leading scorer at my school, I m the leading scorer in the entire league for two years running, which you would think would garner me the same amount of respect Percy gets But [...]


    • Sometimes a book finds me that I would not have found by myself That is how The Falconer by Dana Czapnik came into my life as an unexpected package from the publisher.Reading it was about a seventeen year old girl in 1993 New York City whose passion was basketball and who has a crush on her best friend Percy, I wondered if I would care for the book Sure, there was advance praise from Column McCann, Salmon Rushdie, Chloe Benjamin but could I relate to the story I opened the book and started r Som [...]


    • An absolutely beautiful coming of age novel set in Manhattan in the mid 90s Lucy is an amazing protagonist hopelessly in love with her best friend, an amazing athlete, learning about art, feminism, and the real world, and a character you fall in love with Your heart will break for her, but you will also cheer on her small victories and the lessons she learns A fabulous novel, one that will stay with me for a long time I was sad to leave Lucy s world at the end, but excited to let her go and An a [...]


    • Beautifully written coming of age tale about a 17 year old girl in early 90s NYC, obsessed with basketball and the unrequited love of her best friend The praise rolling in from Salman Rushdie, Ann Pathcett and Rivka Galchen is deserved I wish I d had this book to give to my daughter in her teens while knowing she might enjoy it even now, from her later perspective Positive proof that the oldest stories in the world e.g coming of age can be told with brilliance and verve countless time Beautifull [...]



    • The Falconer is a story about a girl growing up in a particular space and time, the Upper West Side of New York City in the early 1990s Whether or not that place and time speaks to you, the novel is really for anyone whose gone through the pain of growing up and having your illusions slowly, and sometimes all at once, shattered If you ve ever had the experience of discovering that the world is not exactly as you imagine it to be and that life is complicated than the neat boxes we try to p The Fa [...]


    • Not a book I would have normally picked up, as it is about a young woman high school basketball player, but I saw the blurbs, gave it a try, and it won me over I really found myself caring about the protagonist and couldn t wait to see how she grew as a person and what happened to her Feels like it should become something of a classic Beautifully written, absorbing, and realistic And the New York City scenes and the relationships are not cliches, but authentic.


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