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Odds Against Tomorrow
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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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...moreMore about William P. McGivern...