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Odds Against Tomorrow

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McGivern's electrifying and complex crime novel brings together two misfits--one black, one white--with nothing left to lose and nothing but each other. When the two team up for a bank robbery, the losers are about to play a sucker bet with their lives. The classic movie adaptation of Odds Against America starred Harry Belafonte and Robert Ryan.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 30th 1996 by Carroll & Graf (first published 1957)
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Sep 10, 2015 Corey rated it really liked it
Better than I thought it was going to be. It's a caper story but there is actually little about the caper. Instead it's more an examination of the men who try to pull it off. Memorable characters.
Mar 14, 2015 George rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-mystery
"Το έγκλημα θα γίνει αύριο", εκδόσεις Λυχνάρι.

Αστυνομικό δράμα της δεκαετίας του '50 που προσωπικά με άφησε αρκετά ευχαριστημένο. Ο λευκός Ερλ Σλέιτερ, που πολέμησε και διακρίθηκε στον Β' Π.Π. αλλά από τότε τίποτα δεν του πάει καλά, και ο μαύρος Τζόνι Ίνγκραμ, χαρτοπαίχτης που μπλέχτηκε μ'έναν τοκογλύφο, επιλέχτηκαν από δυο άντρες για να ληστέψουν μια μικρή αλλά συμπαθητική από οικονομικής απόψεως τράπεζα κάπου στην Πενσιλβάνια. Οι δυο πρωταγωνιστές μας δεν τα πάνε καλά μεταξύ τους, με βασικό λό
Jul 09, 2014 Cindy rated it really liked it
Reader: Tom Weiner does a good job with pacing and accents. Adds much to this historical look at racial relations in post-WWII America- ugly thing. Mystery is a bank robbery gone bad.
text 1957/audio 2008
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William P. McGivern was a novelist and screenwriter. In his early years he worked as a police reporter for the Philadelphia Bulletin and a reviewer and reporter for the Evening Bulletin in Philadelphia. Prior to his career in the newspaper business he served in the United States Army from 1943-1946.He moved to Los Angeles in 1960. His works include over twenty thrillers and mysteries as well as S ...more
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