Roscoe

William Kennedy (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Penguin Group
Publish Date
November 26, 2002
Pages
291
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.78 X 0.53 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780142001738
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About the Author

William Kennedy was born and raised in Albany, New York. He began his writing career as a journalist, and his novels have been translated into two dozen languages. His novel Ironweed won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction.

Reviews

"Driven by a narrative electricity as alive as post-war America. Roscoe is Kennedy's finest novel since Ironweed." --The Boston Globe

"This is a novel that, as they say, has it all.... Kennedy is a writer with something to say, about matters that touch us all, and he does it with uncommon artistry." --Michael Thomas, The Washington Post

"A beaut, deadly serious high comedy propelled by soaring flights of linguistic legerdemain." --Ward Just, The New York Times Book Review

"This new book has a lyricism and a gusto rarely achieved in serious American novels about politics.... Roscoe may, in fact, be Kennedy's greatest." --Tom Mallon, The Atlantic Monthly

"An exuberant portrait of political and sexual intrigue. Its politics are backroom and bare-knuckle, all about power and money." --USA Today

"William Kennedy writes so melodiously about the Irish ruffians of old Albany, NY he could make Philip Roth wish he were Catholic." --San Francisco Chronicle