Ironweed

By: Kennedy, William

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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...

Title: Ironweed

Author Name: Kennedy, William

Categories: Movie Tie-Ins, Fiction,

Edition: 20th Printing

Publisher: NY, Penguin Group: 1989

ISBN Number: 0140070206

ISBN Number 13: 9780140070200

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good +

Type: Book

Size: 8vo -- 7.75 In Tall

Seller ID: 007145

Description: 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.

Keywords: FICTION. ALBANY. IRISH-AMERICAN. STREET LIFE.