Roscoe

Roscoe

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Paperback, Penguin Books, 2002, ISBN # 0142001732
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Roscoe, the chief architect of Albany's notorious political machine between the two world wars, attempts to quit politics, but he is thwarted by new political wars, a mysterious death, and self-destructive party feuds.

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Roscoe, the chief architect of Albany's notorious political machine between the two world wars, attempts to quit politics, but he is thwarted by new political wars, a mysterious death, and self-destructive party feuds.

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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Number of Pages: 608
Original Languages: English
Subject: AMERICAN FICTION (FICTIONAL WORKS BY ONE AUTHOR) ,  ALBANY (N.Y.)_FICTION ,  Occupations,Settings ,  FICTION_POLITICAL ,  POLITICIANS_FICTION
Author: Kennedy, William
Target Audience: Trade
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN-13: 9780142001738
Fiction/Nonfiction: Y
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.00 x 7.75 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 0142001732
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