Very Old Bones

Paperback | April 1, 1993

byWilliam Kennedy

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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.

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The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Ironweed continues his acclaimed Albany Cycle with this tragicomic novel about a turbulent Irish-American family haunted by real and imagined sins. Dreamers, drinkers, and failures, their heartbreaks and prevailing sense of humor are at the core of what may be Kennedy's most accomplished w...

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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. Stretchin...

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 Gr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.72 × 5 × 0.78 inPublished:April 1, 1993Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140138986

ISBN - 13:9780140138986

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Ironweed continues his acclaimed Albany Cycle with this tragicomic novel about a turbulent Irish-American family haunted by real and imagined sins. Dreamers, drinkers, and failures, their heartbreaks and prevailing sense of humor are at the core of what may be Kennedy's most accomplished work