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Billy Phelan's Greatest Game by William Kennedy
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Jan 27, 1983 | ISBN 9780140063400

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Praise for Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game

“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.”—The New York Review of Books

More Praise for William Kennedy

“Kennedy’s justly acclaimed Albany Cycle [is] one of the imperishable products of American literature since the Second World War. These books can be read singly or in sequence, but read they must be. Kennedy is one of our necessary writers.”—GQ

“Kennedy’s novels have the rough feel of stories told, not of chapters written and artfully polished. His beguiling yarns are the kind of family myths embellished and retold across a kitchen table late at night, whiskified, raunchy, darkly funny, tangles of old resentments and fresh exasperations.”—TIME

“Kennedy’s prose is swift and glib, intent upon creating sparks and surprises, and fully open to life’s magical touches, its haunts and ghostly discoveries.”—Chicago Sun-Times
 
“Kennedy is a writer with something to say, about matters that touch us all, and he does it with uncommon artistry.”—The Washington Post

“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

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