• Falconer of Central Park

  • By: Donald Knowler
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-01-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (1 rating)

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Publisher's Summary

"Falconer of Central Park" is a short story from the collection Central Park.
Central Park is perhaps the most well-trod and familiar green space in the country. It is both a refuge from the city and Manhattan's very heart; a respite from the urban grind and a hive of activity all its own. Eight hundred forty-three carefully planned acres allow some 37 million visitors each year to come and get lost in a sense of nature. Unsurprisingly, the park also inspires a wealth of great writing, and here Andrew Blauner collects some of the finest fiction and nonfiction - 20 pieces in all, with classics sprinkled among 13 new ones commissioned from great New York writers.
Bill Buford spends a wild night in the park; Jonathan Safran Foer envisions it as a tiny, transplanted piece of a mythical Sixth Borough; and Marie Winn answers definitively Holden Caulfield's question of where the ducks go when the park's ponds freeze over. There are bird sightings and fish sightings; Jackie Kennedy and James Brown sightings; and pieces by Colson Whitehead, Paul Auster, and Francine Prose. This vibrant collection presents Central Park in all its many-faceted glory, a 51-block swath of special magic.
©2012 Andrew Blauner Introduction copyright 2012 by Adrian Benepe Epilogue copyright 2012 by Doug Blonsky (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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