Ironweed

Ironweed

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140070200
  • 240 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

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 again after accidentally—and fatally—dropping his infant son. Now, in 1938, Francis is back in town, roaming the old familiar streets with his hobo pal, Helen, trying to make peace with the ghosts of the past and the present…

Awards

National Book Critics Circle Award – Winner
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction – Winner

Praise

“A powerfully affecting work, abounding in humor and heartbreak.”Chicago Tribune Bookworld

“A remarkable and most original novel.”Alison Lurie

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