Binding Hard Cover
Edition First Edition, First Printing
Publisher New York, New York, U.S.A. Viking Press 1983
0670401765 / 9780670401765
Seller ID 410-5386
Very Good+ in a Near Fine dustjacket. Black and gray boards. The spine is stamped in silver. Octavo. 227pps. The board-edges are mildly rubbed and there is dustspotting, faint, to the closed page-edges and endpapers. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. No previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has touches of crinkling at the tips and a crease in the rear flap; the original price (14.75) is intact. A nice, collector's-quality copy of this highly-regarded novel, winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
"By 1938, Francis Phelan, whose gift of gab has always broken his fall, is a stumblebum, sleeping in missions and hobo jungles, and picking up day labor as a gravedigger, an occupation that draws him back to an Albany frozen in memory. Francis and Helen, his faithful co-conspirator in survival, shuffle their ragtag way along the wetly shimmering streets of their big little town. Destiny is not their business."
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WILLIAM KENNEDY IRONWEED FIRST EDITIONS AMERICAN LITERATURE LITERARY FICTION ALBANY CYCLE FRANCIS PHELAN 1930S DEPRESSION ERA COLLECTIBLE BOOKS NOVELS