They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

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

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"Sordid, pathetic, senselessly exciting. . . has the immediacy and the significance of a nerve-shattering explosion."#151; 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).
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: 184668739X
Branch Call Number: FICTION MCCOY 2010
Subject Headings: United States Social life and customs Fiction Dance United States 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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