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Quinn's Book

KENNEDY, William

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ISBN 10: 0670804371 / ISBN 13: 9780670804375
Published by Viking, New York, 1988
Condition: fine Hardcover
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8vo, cloth backed boards, d.w. N.Y.: Viking, (1988). First Edition. Fine. Signed by Kennedy on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 82997

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Title: Quinn's Book

Publisher: Viking, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First.

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Orphan Daniel Quinn's narration of his adventure-ridden quest for love and the meaning behind his destiny also portrays the dramatic history of nineteenth-century Albany

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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