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.
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Review: Roscoe (The Albany Cycle #7)User Review - Katherine - Goodreads
I stumbled on this book at the library sale table having never heard of it or the author. At first I really liked it and I did like the writing throughout. The story just got a little too long with ... Read full review
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Spectator, The: A world of drivers and passengers
And the biggest and most battle-scarred crooks of all (politicians to a man) - chief among whom resides Roscoe Conway - sit with their open wallets on their ...
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Roscoe(Pap) Kennedy, William 读后感在线阅读
The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ironweed recreates the trials and tribulations of Albany life between world wars by following Roscoe, ...
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Roscoe Author: Kennedy, William Publisher: Viking $ 24.95 ISBN: 0670030295 ... Roscoe, the seventh novel in the Albany cycle, illuminates the high and low ...
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BBC - Radio 4 Front Row - 03/09/02
William Kennedy's book Roscoe is published by Scribner. (ISBN: 0743220730) Listen to the interview 100 PHOTOGRAPHS Mark Lawson and critic Amanda Hopkinson ...
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