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The Resource Very Old Bones : A Novel, William Kennedy, (electronic resource)

Very Old Bones : A Novel, William Kennedy, (electronic resource)

Label
Very Old Bones : A Novel
Title
Very Old Bones
Title remainder
A Novel
Statement of responsibility
William Kennedy
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From a Pulitzer Prize--winning author: "An immensely gratifying novel" of an Irish-American clan whose exploits changed Albany forever (The Boston Globe). When it was built, the Phelan mansion was the only home on the block. In the decades since, countless tragedies have swept through its rambling halls, but no matter how many times its foundations have been rocked, the old house still stands. Now, in 1958, its sole occupants are the eccentric old painter Peter Phelan and his illegitimate son, Orson, who sees all--but says nothing. When Peter invites his remaining family to hear him read his will aloud, it forces the Phelan clan to reckon with the most powerful force in Albany: their own tortured history. Unveiling a series of portraits inspired by family tragedy, Peter takes the Phelans back into the past, as far as 1887, forcing them to come face-to-face with the origins of the family curse. As the raucous narrative unfolds, Orson does his best to grapple with his roots, and the knowledge that the sins of the past can never truly be washed away. William Kennedy's eight-book Albany Cycle is one of the most ambitious projects in modern historical fiction, a kaleidoscopic portrait of a city whose heroes are its corrupt politicians, conmen, and thieves. The Phelans are one of the roughest families in American literature, and also one of the greatest, who "can claim a place beside O'Neill's Tyrones and Steinbeck's Joads" (Library Journal)
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.E428
LC item number
V47 2017eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
Label
Very Old Bones : A Novel, William Kennedy, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Contents
Cover Page -- Praise for the Writing of William Kennedy -- Title Page -- Dedication -- Book One -- 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- Book Two -- 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- Book Three -- 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- Book Four -- 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- Book Five -- 1 -- About the Author -- Copyright Page
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
one file format
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781504042123
Level of compression
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
2ffb7fe9-63e4-4480-a672-fceaab2bb725
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Label
Very Old Bones : A Novel, William Kennedy, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Contents
Cover Page -- Praise for the Writing of William Kennedy -- Title Page -- Dedication -- Book One -- 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- Book Two -- 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- Book Three -- 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- Book Four -- 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- Book Five -- 1 -- About the Author -- Copyright Page
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
one file format
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781504042123
Level of compression
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
2ffb7fe9-63e4-4480-a672-fceaab2bb725
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
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