Black Wings Has My Angel
Black Wings Has My Angel
A Novel
Elliott Chaze

Introduction by Barry Gifford


During the 1950s, Gold Medal Books introduced authors like Jim Thompson, Chester Himes, and David Goodis to a mass readership eager for stories of lowlife and sordid crime. Today many of these writers are admired members of the literary canon, but one of the finest of them of all, Elliott Chaze, remains unjustly obscure. Now, for the first time in half a century, Chaze's story of doomed love on the run returns to print in a trade paperback edition.

When Tim Sunblade escapes from prison, his sole possession is an infallible plan for the ultimate heist. Trouble is it’s a two-person job. So when he meets Virginia, a curiously well-spoken "ten-dollar tramp," and discovers that the only thing she cares for is “drifts of money, lumps of it,” he knows he’s met his partner. What he doesn’t suspect is that this lavender-eyed angel might just prove to be his match.

Black Wings Has My Angel careens through a landscape of desperate passion and wild reversals. It is a journey you will never forget.

Title Black Wings Has My Angel
Subtitle A Novel
Author Elliott Chaze
Introduction by Barry Gifford
Publisher New York Review Books Classics
Title First Published 18 January 2016
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 224 p.
ISBN-10 1590179161
ISBN-13 9781590179161
Publication Date 18 January 2016
Main content page count 224
Weight 16 oz.
 


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