Roscoe: A Novel

By: Kennedy, William

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Book Condition: Near Fine

First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head and spine base very lightly bumped. Top page ridge very faintly foxed. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 291 pp. The first novel from William Kennedy in more than five years and universally acclaimed as his most powerful work since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ironweed, Roscoe shows Kennedy at his very best. It's V-J Day, the war is over, and Roscoe Conway, after twenty-six years as the second in command of Albany's notorious political machine, decides to quit politics forever. But there's no way out, and only his Machiavellian imagination can help him cope with the erupting disasters. Every step leads back to the past-to the early loss of his true love, the takeover of city hall, the machine's fight with FDR and Al Smith to elect a governor, and the methodical assassination of gangster Jack Legs Diamond. Thick with crime, passion, and backroom banter (The New Yorker), Roscoe is an odyssey of great scope and linguistic verve, a deadly, comic masterpiece from one of America's most important writers.

Title: Roscoe: A Novel

Author: Kennedy, William

Categories: Signed, New York, Modern First Editions, Historical, Contemporary,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Viking: 2002

ISBN Number: 0670030295

ISBN Number 13: 9780670030293

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2280266