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PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book (nominee)
From the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of Ironweed and Legs, Roscoe is a comic journey into the dark heart of America's postwar Democratic dream.; It's V-J Day, World War II is finally over, and Roscoe is quitting politics after twenty-six years as chief brainstruster of Albany's notorious Democratic machine. The suave, brilliant, unscrupulous Falstaffian wants to hang up his white double-breasted Palm Beach suit and drift into retirement. But how will he relax his hold on the lid without the political pot boiling over, scalding his beloved and her family? Armed with the politician's most powerful credo - 'Righteousness doesn't stand a chance against the imagination' - Roscoe fights his final political battles. Every step forward leads Roscoe into the past - to the early loss of his true love, to his own particular heroics in World War I, the takeover of City Hall and the methodical assassination of the gangster Jack 'Legs' Diamond. Roscoe is a comic masterpiece from one of America's most revered novelists.

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Hardback Editions

September 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Roscoe: A Novel
Author(s): William Kennedy
ISBN: 0-7567-8402-6 / 978-0-7567-8402-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Diane Pub Co
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September 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Roscoe
Author(s): William Kennedy
ISBN: 0-7432-2073-0 / 978-0-7432-2073-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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May 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Roscoe
Author(s): William Kennedy
ISBN: 0-7862-4038-5 / 978-0-7862-4038-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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January 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Roscoe
Author(s): William Kennedy
ISBN: 0-670-03029-5 / 978-0-670-03029-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Penguin
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Paperback Editions

September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Roscoe
Author(s): William Kennedy
ISBN: 1-84983-837-2 / 978-1-84983-837-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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September 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roscoe
Author(s): William Kennedy
ISBN: 0-7432-2074-9 / 978-0-7432-2074-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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November 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Roscoe
Author(s): William Kennedy
ISBN: 0-14-200173-2 / 978-0-14-200173-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Roscoe
Author(s): William Kennedy
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK