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Francis Phelan, ex-big-leaguer, part-time gravedigger, full-time bum with the gift of gab, is back in town. He left Albany twenty-two years earlier ...Show synopsisFrancis Phelan, ex-big-leaguer, part-time gravedigger, full-time bum with the gift of gab, is back in town. He left Albany twenty-two years earlier after he dropped his infant son accidentally, and the boy died. Now he's on the way back to the wife and home he abandoned, haunted at every corner by the ghosts of his violent life. Francis; his wino ladyfriend of nine years, Helen; and his stumblebum pal, Rudy, shuffle their ragtag way through the city's bleakest streets, surviving on gumption, muscatel, and black wit. Destiny is not their business.Hide synopsis
Description:As New. 8vo A special Limited Edition, SIGNED by author William...As New. 8vo A special Limited Edition, SIGNED by author William Kennedy. A wonderful scarce book in As New condition, never taken out of its original shrink-wrap; Set in Depression-era Albany, Ironweed is Kennedy's unforgettable tale of one man's search to reconcile himself with a past riddled with calamity and many loves gone awry. Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle winning Ironweed is last in the Albany Trilogy, preceded by Legs and Billy Phelan's Greatest Game. Basis for the major motion picture starring: Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Tom Waits, Fred Gwynne, and Carroll Baker. Contains all of the classic Easton Press trimmings: premium leather, silk moiré end leaves, distinctive cover design, raised bands, accented in real 22KT gold, satin ribbon page marker, gilded page edges, long-lasting, high quality acid-neutral paper, sewn pages for strength and durability.
Description:Viking Penguin, NY, 1983. VERY GOOD, Softcover, 5.25"x 8.25",...Viking Penguin, NY, 1983. VERY GOOD, Softcover, 5.25"x 8.25", 227pppgs. Crisp, clean & tight Trade Soft Cover, 1st Viking paperback edition. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Cover photo by Margaret Bourke-White. One of the most startling, and most satisfying American novels. Faint crease on back cover else a fine book. ISBN: 0670401765. Shipped in a custom box and packed with care.
Description:Very Good. Book. Signed by Author(s) Binding tight. crease to...Very Good. Book. Signed by Author(s) Binding tight. crease to front hinge and corner of front cover. Publishers sticker to front cover. Signed by author on title page. Owner's name inside of cover.
Description:Very Good+ in Very Good+ jacket. Signed by Author 4th printing....Very Good+ in Very Good+ jacket. Signed by Author 4th printing. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Light wear to book cover and DJ. Several creases to front DJ flap, with one long crease to back flap. Sticker on front of DJ that says "Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award." Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Description:Fine. Signed by Author This beautiful, full-leather book is...Fine. Signed by Author This beautiful, full-leather book is signed by the William Kennedy on special signature page. Includes the certificate of authenticity (also signed by the author) and collector's notes. The book is fine condition. There is no attached bookplate, embossed seal, or writing in the book.
Description:Fine. 227 pages, 8vo, full gray leather with gilt tooling, all...Fine. 227 pages, 8vo, full gray leather with gilt tooling, all edges gilt. Norwalk: The Easton Press, (1999). Fine. Signed in full on the autograph page before the half-title. Includes a certificate of authenticity from The Easton Press.
it is simply about forgiveness and the frailness of us all . how we are all not so far from was Francis has experienced and god love her the wife who after what the whole family has gone thru and she still forgives him and has a place in her heart and home for him
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