"Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye is narrated by Ralph Cotter, a hardened convict who’s serving time, and when we meet him, he’s just about to break out of jail with fellow prisoner Toko."I took special note because I'm reading Charles Runyon's 1963 novel Color Him Dead, which begins with a prologue from the point of view of Drew Simmons, a hardened convict who's serving time and who, when we meet him, is just about to break out of jail.
Prison breaks have long been a staple of crime fiction and film. Did something about postwar America inspire fantasies of breaking out and away?
(Read an interview with Charles Runyon. And browse a Web site devoted to Gold Medal Books, publisher of Color Him Dead and countless now-classic paperback originals.)
© Peter Rozovsky 2012