They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (B Format Paperback)


McCoy's classic novel is a powerful story of ambition, desperation, and determination in 1930s America

SKU: 9781788165907


The Great Depression led people to take 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 a competition and violence unknown to most ballrooms. A lurid tale of dancing and desperation, Horace McCoy's classic American novel captures the dark side of the 1930s.