From First to Last

From First to Last - Damon Runyon A collection of short stories, looking at the low-lifes and high-rollers along Broadway, with side trips to Kentucky, Florida and other parts.
The stories are character driven, with each given a back story to spin a yarn. They all have their own unique voice and fill the pages with the slang of the day.

Although set in the depression, everyone is trying to scrape enough together for that sure thing they know is coming their way, but not being depressed about it.

There's an element of pathos in some of the stories but most are upbeat and humorous.