Roscoe

By William Kennedy
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780142001738, 291pp.)

Publication Date: November 2002

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Description
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.



About the Author
William Kennedy was born and raised in Albany, New York. He began his writing career as a journalist, and his novels have been translated into two dozen languages. His novel "Ironweed" won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction.
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