Brooding on your nothingness? Let the Falcon distract you awhile (700 pages with 38 pages of notes) …
"Falcon Will Give Birth" is a comic salute to the epic tradition. This epic was mandated by the Flights of Apollo and by our own Trojan War.
"Falcon" is a work of imaginative nonfiction, inspired and sustained by various epics, an historical autobiography caught up in headlines and events. Epi is a Nobody taking notes, swirling with the times: Wishywashy Epimetheus Kohoutek, who lived in his car because he wished to be a singer.
"Falcon" is the Quest for the Higher Self, brought to surface dreams by the Flights of Apollo: "If they can get to the Moon, why can't I [fill in the blank]?" It is the Quest for Homecoming—"Recreation," Zeus calls it—brought to surface dreams by faux return from the Winless War, when Epi knew he must read the "Odyssey." Where else can he find clues for true return—not least the mystery of the ten-year struggle to find Ithacan shores? It can't be that hard, can it?
An epic is an epic not because of its length, but because of its inclusion: stories that include many tribes and city-states, and speak to many nations. Some inclusions restore headlines that made time stand still, stories of people who yet live in Epi, whose inspirations may even hint your own story.
Whether you read "Falcon" or not, may you find the joy within the sorrows of your own Quest.