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Author Name    Kennedy, William

Title   Ironweed

Binding   Trade Paperback

Book Condition   Very Good +

Edition   20th Printing

Size   8vo -- 7.75 In Tall

Publisher   NY Penguin Group 1989

ISBN Number    0140070206 / 9780140070200

Seller ID   007145

225 pp. Almost new, spine uncreased. Clean, no markings. A few page corners creased. Cover states "Winner of the Pulitzer Prize" William Kennedy spins his 3rd novel in his "Albany Cycle," creating the memorable character of Francis Phelan, once a promising ball player, now a drunk wandering the streets of Albany NY . Basis for feature film starring Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson.

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"Ironweed," winner of the Pulitzer Prize, is the best-known of "William Kennedy"'s three Albany-based novels. Francis Phelan, ex-ballplayer, part-time gravedigger, full-time drunk, has hit bottom. Years ago he left Albany in a hurry after killing a scab during a trolley workers' strike; he ran away again after accidentally--and fatally--dropping his infant son. Now, in 1938, Francis is back in town, roaming the old familiar streets with his hobo pal, Helen, trying to make peace with the ghosts of the past and the present...

Fiction. Albany. Irish-American. Street Life.

Price = 3.00 USD



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