The Resource Ironweed, William Kennedy

Ironweed, William Kennedy

Label
Ironweed
Title
Ironweed
Statement of responsibility
William Kennedy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This tale, set during the Depression, tells about Francis Phelan and other inhabitants of skid row in Albany, New York. Ironweed, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, is the best-known of William Kennedy's three Albany-based novels. Francis Phelan, ex-ballplayer, part-time gravedigger, full-time drunk, has hit bottom. Years ago he left Albany in a hurry after killing a scab during a trolley workers' strike; he ran away again after accidentally - and fatally - dropping his infant son. Now, in 1938, Francis is back in town, roaming the old familiar streets with his hobo pal, Helen, trying to make peace with the ghosts of the past and the present. Chronicles the final wanderings of a one-time ballplayer turned down-and-out murderer
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Title
Ironweed
Creator
Summary
In the sequel to <I>Billy Phelan's Greatest Game</I>, Francis Phelan, an old hobo, comes home to Albany, New York, during the Depression
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Writing style
Award
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 1983.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1984.
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner, 1984
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037837
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.E428
LC item number
I7 1983
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Albany Cycle
Series volume
0003
Target audience
adult
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by William Kennedy
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Iron weed
Ironweed, William Kennedy

Library Locations

    • Douglas County Libraries, Philip S. MillerBorrow it
      100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO, 80104, US
      39.3681268 -104.8590461
    • Douglas County Libraries, James H LarueBorrow it
      9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO, 80129, US
      39.5467303 -104.9960252
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