Pretty Boyd Floyd: A Novel by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana

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Larry McMurtry tackles the Pretty Boyd Floyd legend from the Great Depression era. Charley Floyd is a good-looking Okie farm boy needing money to support his wife and baby boy. After his first bank robbery, he just can't help buying a fancy flivver, fine jewelry, and an expensive suit, which draw the law's attention. His good looks, common background, generous spending, and politeness to hostages make him a folk hero, despite his topping the FBI's Most Wanted list.

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DB 41848