This short novel, originally published in 1940, is about an American in Paris who, at the home of a friend, encounters an Irish couple and their falcon, with whom they have an ambiguous relationship that centers on a power struggle. THE PILGRIM HAWK is considered a classic novella, and has often been compared to Faulkner's THE BEAR--not in terms of content but for its quality. The introduction was written by Michael Cunningham.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Subgenre: Literary, Types of Characters, Love + Relationships + Sex, Family + Friendship, Conflicts + Dualities, Nature + Animals