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Billy Phelan's Greatest Game

William Kennedy

Published by The Viking Press, 1978
ISBN 10: 0670166677 / ISBN 13: 9780670166671
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Title: Billy Phelan's Greatest Game

Publisher: The Viking Press

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition.


Flat SIGNED by William Kennedy on the title page. The lightly shelfworn book is in an unclipped dustjacket rubbed, chipped and creased at the spine ends, corners, and folds. Unfortunately the black color on the jacket accentuates these flaws. Jacket is in mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 1005070033

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Synopsis: BILLY PHELAN'S GREATEST GAME is the second in William Kennedy's brilliant cycle of novels known as the Albany Trilogy. Billy Phelan, a slightly tarnished poker player, pool hustler, and small-time bookie, moves through the lurid nighttime glare of a tough Depression-era town. A resourceful man full of Irish pluck, Billy works the fringes of 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.

LEGS is the first part of the Albany Trilogy while the last is IRONWEED.

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