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ISBN-10: 0140064842

ISBN-13: 9780140064841

Edition: 1978

Authors: William Kennedy, William Kennedy

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Legs inaugurated William Kennedy's critically-acclaimed cycle of novels (including Billy Phelan's Greatest Game and Ironweed) set in his hometown of Albany, New York. True to both life and myth, Legs brilliantly evokes the flamboyant career of the legendary gangster Jack "Legs" Diamond, who was finally murdered in Albany. Through the equivocal eyes of Diamond's attorney, we watch as Legs and his showgirl mistress, Kiki Roberts, blaze their gaudy trail across the tabloid pages of the 1920s and 1930s, emerging as emblematic figures from an era of American innocence -- and corruption.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 1978
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/27/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 4.96" wide x 7.76" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

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.