The Pilgrim Hawk: A Love Story

byGlenway WescottIntroduction byMICHAEL CUNNINGHAM

August 16, 2011|
The Pilgrim Hawk: A Love Story by Glenway Wescott
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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.
Title:The Pilgrim Hawk: A Love StoryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:136 pages, 8.01 X 5.01 X 0.39 inShipping dimensions:136 pages, 8.01 X 5.01 X 0.39 inPublished:August 16, 2011Publisher:New York Review BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1590174577

ISBN - 13:9781590174579

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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