Roscoe

ISBN-10: 0142001732
ISBN-13: 9780142001738
Edition: 2002
Authors: William Kennedy
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Description: The first novel from William Kennedy in more than five years and universally acclaimed as his most powerful work since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ironweed, Roscoe shows Kennedy at his very best. It's V-J Day, the war is over, and Roscoe Conway,  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/26/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

The first novel from William Kennedy in more than five years and universally acclaimed as his most powerful work since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ironweed, Roscoe shows Kennedy at his very best. It's V-J Day, the war is over, and Roscoe Conway, after twenty-six years as the second in command of Albany's notorious political machine, decides to quit politics forever. But there's no way out, and only his Machiavellian imagination can help him cope with the erupting disasters. Every step leads back to the past-to the early loss of his true love, the takeover of city hall, the machine's fight with FDR and Al Smith to elect a governor, and the methodical assassination of gangster Jack "Legs" Diamond. "Thick with crime, passion, and backroom banter" (The New Yorker), Roscoeis an odyssey of great scope and linguistic verve, a deadly, comic masterpiece from one of America's most important writers.

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.

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