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They Shoot Horses, Don't They?|Horace McCoy
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"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).

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  • ISBN-13: 9781846687396
  • ISBN-10: 184668739X
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail
  • Publish Date: May 2011
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds
  • Page Count: 128

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