Pretty Boy by William Cunningham
The classic proletarian crime novel based on Pretty Boy Floyd's life, now in print for the first time since 1936. Most closely compared to William Anderson's Thieves Like Us, in my opinion Cunningham's Pretty Boy is a much better book. We get priceless visions of rural life in 1930s eastern Oklahoma, trips to speakeasy bars in Muskogee, and scenes of the Tulsa underworld. (From the “Introduction" by James Murray)

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