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Ironweed : a novel

Author: William Kennedy
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ; New York, New York, U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This tale, set during the Depression, tells about Francis Phelan and other inhabitants of skid row in Albany, New York. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kennedy, William, 1928-
Ironweed.
Middlesex, England ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1984, ©1983
(OCoLC)607093551
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Kennedy
ISBN: 0140070206 9780140070200 0613052412 9780613052412
OCLC Number: 9830802
Awards: Winner of Pulitzer Prize Novel Category 1984.
Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1984.
Description: 227 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: William Kennedy.

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In 1938, Francis Phelan, a murderer, is reduced to flop houses and hobo jungles and returns to a depressed Albany, where--as a gravedigger--he shuffles his rag tag way to survival.  Read more...

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"A powerfully affecting work, abounding in humor and heartbreak."--Chicago Tribune Bookworld "A remarkable and most original novel."--Alison Lurie

 
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