Legs, Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game, Ironweed.
Item Number: 695
New York: Viking, 1982.
Uncorrected proofs of the first editions of each of the author’s first three novels in the acclaimed Albany Cycle. Octavo, original wrappers. 3 volumes. Each are signed by the author. Legs is in near fine condition. Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game has some spots on the front panel, else near fine. Ironweed is in fine condition without wear.
Kennedy won the Pulitzer Prize for Ironweed in 1984, and he wrote the screenplay for the 1987 film adaptation directed by Hector Babenco, which starred Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep. The film was mostly shot in Albany. The film was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (for Nicholson) and Best Actress in a Leading Role (for Streep). Kennedy's writing continues to paint an ever elaborate picture of the unique city Albany, New York.