Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye is a novel written by Horace McCoy in 1948. The novel follows the story of Ralph Cotter, a notorious criminal who is on the run from the law.
The novel opens with Cotter escaping from a prison chain gang. As the novel progresses, we see Cotter’s descent into a life of crime and violence. He becomes embroiled in a series of dangerous situations, including robbery and murder, as he struggles to stay alive and avoid capture. Along the way, we also see Cotter’s inner turmoil as he grapples with his conscience and tries to come to terms with the demons from his past.
One of the most striking aspects of Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye is the way it portrays the criminal underworld of the 1940s. McCoy paints a vivid picture of the seedy, dangerous world of gangsters and criminals, and the novel is filled with gritty descriptions and colorful characters that revolved in the violence and corruption of that era.
“This book is for Polan Banks, Charles Grayson, and North Bigbee and Allene, A.O.S.”