Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

John Cheever


Ezekiel Farragut is a college professor, a drug-addict and a murderer. Locked in Falconer State Penitentiary, he struggles through tormenting visits from his wife, the burden of memory and guilt, and the brutal monotony of his surroundings to retain his humanity, eventually finding the possibility of redemption through an affair with a fellow prisoner.

Paperback, 192pp
Vintage Classics, 2014 (1977)
ISBN 9780099583134