Author: Karl F Hollenbach
This story of Jimmy and his grandparents is related in several levels. It stands tall as well written prose with events taking place between the early 1930s to mid-1940s. Starting with a most picturesque description of a trip to Jimmy’s grandparent’s farm the story compels the reader to continue further to discover the next stop in his journey.
As a literal tale of Jimmy’s desire to train a baby hawk in the art of falconry the story captures your interest and quickly develops the associated problems. The allegorical (meaning) and tropological (moral) levels are presented and progress with easily read prose, illustrated by the necessary general context of change.
The countryside elements portray a mystery like awareness for Jimmy stimulating the powerful description of his imagination similar to that of a perched hawk he imagines is on his own hand.
The author’s re-written ending un-mystifies the anagogical level – the spiritual or mystical interpretation. Engaging the reader with a straightforward story the various levels are present if the reader wishes to see and understand.