Eddie's Bastard

By: Kowalski, William

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Signed by Author; Light wear, remainder mark bottom page edges. Unclipped DJ in Mylar, signed by Kowalski on title page. Stated 1st Edition; 9.75 x 1.5 x 6.75 Inches; 367 pages; "Eddie's Bastard" is one William Amos Mann IV, fondly known as Billy, the illegitimate blue-eyed son of "Ready Eddie" Mann--a legendary golden athlete and brave pilot killed in Vietnam--and an unknown mother. The last in a line of proud, fiercely individualistic Irish-American men, Billy is discovered in a basket on the doorstep of the once grand farmhouse that is his ancestral family home, now a dusty, haunted mansion. The sole inhabitant is Billy's grandfather, Thomas, a bitter and lonely recluse who will raise Billy on love, fried baloney sandwiches, and the fascinating lore of the Mann family itself. While his birth may have been inauspicious, Billy's life is destined for greatness. He is a Mann, Grandpa reminds him daily, the progeny of an indomitable family scarred by success and tragedy. Through the whisky-tinged tales of his grandfather, Billy learns how the clan's fortune was discovered by his great-great-grandfather and namesake, Willie, a hero of the Civil War, and how it was lost by Thomas himself, a veteran of World War II, in a scheme known as the Great Ostrich Fiasco of 1946. As he matures into adolescence, Billy will eventually capture these stories on paper, a tradition begun by his great-great-grandfather, who confessed his secrets in a journal he kept throughout his life. Through the tales of his ancestors and his own experiences, Billy learns of bravery and cowardice, of life and death, of the heart's capacity for love and for unremitting hatred, eventually grasping the meaning and true beauty of family and history and their power to shape destiny. ....... and the love of Billy's life, Annie Simpson, an ethereal girl with a dark mystery that will first bring them together and then threaten to drive them apart.

Title: Eddie's Bastard

Author Name: Kowalski, William

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Harpercollins Publishers: 1999

ISBN Number: 0060193557

ISBN Number 13: 9780060193553

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9535

Keywords: Fiction