Ironweed: Pulitzer Prize Winner (A Novel)

Ironweed: Pulitzer Prize Winner (A Novel)

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“[W]ith Ironweed, William Kennedy is making American literature.”—The Washington Post Book World

Francis Phelan has hit bottom. More than twenty years ago, the ex-ballplayer, part-time gravedigger, and full-time bum with the gift of gab left Albany after a tragic accident. Now, in 1938, Francis is back in town and faced with the wife and home he abandoned, roaming the old familiar streets, trying to make peace with the ghosts of the past and present. Winner of the Pultizer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, Ironweed “goes straight for the throat and the funnybone” (The New York Times).

William Kennedy’s Albany Cycle of novels reflect what he once described as the fusion of his imagination with a single place. A native and longtime resident of Albany, New York, his work moves from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, chronicling family life, the city’s netherworld, and its spheres of power—financial, ethnic, political—often among the Irish-Americans who dominated the city in this period. The novels in his cycle include, Legs, Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game, Ironweed, Quinn’s Book, Very Old Bones, The Flaming Corsage, and Roscoe.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin Books (7 February 1984)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0140070206
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0140070200
Reading age ‏ : ‎ 18 years and up
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 204 g
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 19.71 x 13.11 x 1.14 cm

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