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Roscoe

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Roscoe by William Kennedy
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Nov 26, 2002 | ISBN 9780142001738

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Praise

“Driven by a narrative electricity as alive as post-war America. Roscoe is Kennedy’s finest novel since Ironweed.” —The Boston Globe

“This is a novel that, as they say, has it all…. Kennedy is a writer with something to say, about matters that touch us all, and he does it with uncommon artistry.” —Michael Thomas, The Washington Post

“A beaut, deadly serious high comedy propelled by soaring flights of linguistic legerdemain.” —Ward Just, The New York Times Book Review

“This new book has a lyricism and a gusto rarely achieved in serious American novels about politics…. Roscoe may, in fact, be Kennedy’s greatest.” —Tom Mallon, The Atlantic Monthly

“An exuberant portrait of political and sexual intrigue. Its politics are backroom and bare-knuckle, all about power and money.” —USA Today

“William Kennedy writes so melodiously about the Irish ruffians of old Albany, NY he could make Philip Roth wish he were Catholic.” —San Francisco Chronicle

 

Awards

Booklist Editor’s Choice WINNER

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