They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

by Horace McCoy

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Overview

"Sordid, pathetic, senselessly exciting. . . has the immediacy and the significance of a nerve-shattering explosion."—The New Republic

The depression of the 1930s led people to desperate measures to survive. The marathon dance craze, which flourished at that time, seemed a simple way for people to earn extra money dancing the hours away for cash, for weeks at a time. But the underside of that craze was filled with a competition and violence unknown to most ballrooms.

Horace McCoy was born near Nashville, Tennessee in 1897. His novels include I Should Have Stayed Home (1938), and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1948).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846687396
Publisher: Serpent's Tail Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 06/01/2011
Series: Serpent's Tail Classics
Pages: 126
Sales rank: 280,656
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Horace McCoy was born near Nashville, Tennessee in 1897. During his lifetime he travelled all over the US as a salesman and taxi-driver and his varied career included reporting, sports editing, acting as bodyguard to a politician, doubling for a wrestler, and writing for films and magazines. A founder of the celebrated Dallas Little Theatre, his novels include I Should Have Stayed Home (1938), and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1948). He died in 1955.

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