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Jan 27, 1983
| ISBN 9780140063400
Jan 27, 1983
| ISBN 9781101665916
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Jan 27, 1983 | ISBN 9780140063400
Jan 27, 1983 | ISBN 9781101665916
The second novel in William Kennedy’s much-loved Albany cycle depicts Billy Phelan, a slightly tarnished poker player, pool hustler, and small-time bookie. A resourceful man full of Irish pluck, Billy works the fringes of the Albany sporting life with his own particular style and private code of honor, until he finds himself in the dangerous position of potential go-between in the kidnapping of a political boss’s son.
William Kennedy, author, screenwriter and playwright, was born and raised in Albany, New York. Kennedy brought his native city to literary life in many of his works. The Albany cycle, includes Legs, Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game, and the Pulitzer Prize… More about William Kennedy
“Kennedy displays a truly impressive ability to write on a level with his characters, to share the way in which Billy, a gambler on the margins, thinks and moves.” – Thomas Flanagan, The New York Review of Books
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