William Herrick's Bradovich is a vigorous and unrelenting parable, politically charged.
—James Kaufmann, Washington Post Book World

Bradovich

Fiction by William Herrick

Hailed by Publishers Weekly as “an A-1 satire on urban living,” William Herrick’s Bradovich is now available as a New Directions paperbook. Stephen Bradovich––sculptor, widower, former pro ball player, sometime brawler. Why would this complexly human, anarchist protagonist receive a visit from two impassive, square-shouldered operatives with the alarmling news: “You are under surveillance pending review, that’s the message The Authority sends you”? Praised for the compassion, humanism, and “truth-seeking” of his earlier novels, Herrick in Bradovich steps beyond the “lean and muscular prose” of his terrorist trilogy (Shadows & Wolves, Love & Terror, Kill Memory) and beyond the working-class realism that won The Present Tense/Joel H. Cavior Award for That’s Life (in 1985) to a surreal––if still recognizable––New York where suddenly not only the improbable but the impossible can happen.

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Paperback (published June 1, 1993)

ISBN
9780811212410
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8.95

William Herrick

William Herrick traveled all around the United States as a hobo, fought in the Spanish Civil War and spent much of his life in New York as a court reporter.

William Herrick's Bradovich is a vigorous and unrelenting parable, politically charged.
—James Kaufmann, Washington Post Book World