Ironweed

Author(s): William Kennedy

Adult Fiction

Francis Phelan, ex-big-leaguer, part-time gravedigger, full-time bum with the gift of gab, is back in town. He left Albany twenty-two years earlier after he dropped his infant son accidentally, and the boy died. Now he's on the way back to the wife and home he abandoned, haunted at every corner by the ghosts of his violent life. Francis; his wino ladyfriend of nine years, Helen; and his stumblebum pal, Rudy, shuffle their ragtag way through the city's bleakest streets, surviving on gumption, muscatel, and black wit. Destiny is not their business.

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William Kennedy was born and raised in Albany, New York. His Albany Cycle of novels is recognised as one of the great achievements of postwar American literature, and includes LEGS, BILLY PHELAN'S GREATEST GAME, IRONWEED, VERY OLD BONES, QUINN'S BOOK and the FLAMING CORSAGE.

General Fields

  • : 9781416522782
  • : Simon & Schuster, Limited
  • : Pocket Books
  • : 0.19
  • : May 2008
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United States
  • : September 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : William Kennedy
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 813.54
  • : 272