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- Description<b>Winner of The Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction</b> In this Pulitzer Prize-winning vel, the third in Kennedy s Albany cycle, Francis Phelan, ex-ballplayer, part-time gravedigger, and full-time bum with the gift of gab, has hit bottom. Years earlier he d left Albany after he dropped his infant son accidentally, and the boy died. 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 present.
- Author Biography<b>William Kennedy</b>, author, screenwriter and playwright, was born and raised in Albany, New York. Kennedy brought his native city to literary life in many of his works. The Albany cycle, includes <b>Legs</b>, <b>Billy Phelan's Greatest Game</b>, and the Pulitzer Prize winning <b>Ironweed</b>.The versatile Kennedy wrote the screenplay for <b>Ironweed</b>, the play <b>Grand View</b>, and cowrote the screenplay for the <b>The Cotton Club</b> with Francis Ford Coppola. Kennedy also wrote the nonfiction <b>O Albany!</b> and <b>Riding the Yellow Trolley Car</b>. Some of the other works he is known for include <b>Roscoe</b> and <b>Very Old Bones</b>.Kennedy is a professor in the English department at the State University of New York at Albany. He is the founding director of the New York State Writers Institute and, in 1993, was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has received numerous literary awards, including the Literary Lions Award from the New York Public Library, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Governor s Arts Award. Kennedy was also named Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in France and a member of the board of directors of the New York State Council for the Humanities.</p>
- PrizesWinner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1984 and Pulitzer Prize Novel Category 1984.
- Author(s)William Kennedy
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication29/03/1984
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPenguin Books Ltd
- Out-of-print date12/11/1998
- Weight169 g
- Width128 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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