They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

McCoy, Horace (Book - 2010 )
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They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

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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. A lurid tale of dancing and desperation: Horace McCoy's classic American novel captures the dark side of the 1930s.
Authors: McCoy, Horace, 1897-1955
Title: They shoot horses, don't they?
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail, 2010
Characteristics: 126 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Horace McCoy ; introduction by John Harvey
Notes: Originally published: 1995
ISBN: 9781846687396
Branch Call Number: FICTION MCCOY 2010
Subject Headings: Dance United States Fiction United States Social life and customs Fiction
Topical Term: Dance
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A dance marathon as a nightmare of isolation and exploitation. Both a peek into a world that existed briefly and a point on a continuum of exploitation.

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