Falconer - John Cheever
John Cheever is one of those American writers who won so many awards, but not many people still ready him - or do they? Known as the 'Chekov of the suburbs' (it says that on Wikipedia about him, but it is helpful), he wrote ironically of the mundane lives of the ailment that is suburbism. His characters are the folks who lived down the street from where you grew up. Big stuff, this is a 'like new' copy from Berlin.