THE INK TRUCK (1969)
William Kennedy’s first published novel, The Ink Truck, offered him an opportunity to be lifted “out of the predictable forms I’d been working in, forms that bored me, and that didn’t seem to reflect the surreal dimension of life as I knew (it).” (Seshachari 1996 p.253) The novel relates the story of a newspaper strike in a vividly evoked but unnamed Albany.
People magazine called it “Wildly funny, rich and full of lyrical moments.”
Time called it “Lean, energetic and grounded in detail and humanities ... a bawdy Celtic romp.”
The Ink Truck published in Brazil and Spain