The Pilgrim Hawk: A Love Story (New York Review Books Classics)

The Pilgrim Hawk: A Love Story (New York Review Books Classics)

Glenway Wescott

Language: English

Pages: 136

ISBN: 1590174577

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This powerful short novel describes the events of a single afternoon. Alwyn Tower, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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