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Very Old Bones

Kennedy, William

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ISBN 10: 0670834572 / ISBN 13: 9780670834570
Published by Viking Press, 1992
Used Condition Very Good In Dustjacket hardcover
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New York. 1992. Viking Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 292 pages. April 1992. hardcover. Jacket photograph - Edmund Kesting, 'Self-Portrait', 1927. Signed by The Author. 0670834572. keywords: Literature America. inventory # 16596. FROM THE PUBLISHER - For William Kennedy fans, Albany conjures up a tapestry of great beauty and complexity in which the lives of an Irish American family are woven. Earlier Albany novels, including Ironweed, a Pulitzer Prize-winner, whetted our appetites. Now VERY OLD BONES treats us to one last look at the odd and turbulent Phelans, circa 1958. Stretching the boundaries of life as the Phelans know it, this powerful work flows back and forth in time, riding on the melody of its language. Its great theme is the promise of redemption for those who seek it. Bookseller Inventory # 16596

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First appearing in the novel Billy Phelan's Greatest Game, and again in Ironweed--which won the Pulitzer Prize--members of the Phelan clan moveew novel. Three generations of the family are played out in ambitious and brilliant fashion, making for a sparkling literary experience.

About the Author: William Kennedy, 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 Legs, Billy Phelan's Greatest Game, and the Pulitzer Prize winning Ironweed. The versatile Kennedy wrote the screenplay for Ironweed, the play Grand View, and cowrote the screenplay for the The Cotton Club with Francis Ford Coppola. Kennedy also wrote the nonfiction O Albany! and Riding the Yellow Trolley Car. Some of the other works he is known for include Roscoe and Very Old Bones.

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.

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Title: Very Old Bones

Publisher: Viking Press

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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