William Herrick’s Bradovich is a vigorous and unrelenting parable, politically charged.

James Kaufmann, Washington Post Book World

Bradovich

Fictionby 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.

Paperback(published Jun, 01 1993)

ISBN
9780811212410
Price US
8.95
Portrait of William Herrick

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