Ironweed Summary
William Kennedy

Everything you need to understand or teach Ironweed by William Kennedy.

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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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Ironweed Summary

Ironweed is the remarkable story of Francis Phelan, once a talented major league baseball player, husband, and father of three, who has fallen so far from grace that his home for the past twenty-two years has been the street. Author William Kennedy takes us into the mind and heart of a homeless vagrant and explores the situations which have brought Francis to this heartbreaking station in life. Francis' denigration of himself...

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