The story takes place in the summer of 1931, on board a cruise ship bound for Germany. Passengers include a Spanish noblewoman, a drunken German lawyer, an American divorcee, a pair of Mexican Catholic priests. This ship of fools is a crucible of intense experience, out of which everyone emerges forever changed. Rich in incident, passion, and treachery, the novel explores themes of nationalism, cultural and ethnic pride, and basic human frailty that are as relevant today as they were when the book was first published in 1962.
Two teenagers fresh out of stir set their sights on what looks like easy money in this classic thriller from 1958, only to gerget a painful education in how quickly and drastically a simple plan can spin out of control. Dolores Hitchens wrote crime novels that were both tough and compassionate, with a sharp eye for the emotional scars that violence leaves. The basis for Jean-Luc Godard´s film Band of Outsiders, Fools´ Gold is a swift and unadorned tale of three young people--two boys just released after being incarcerated for a juvenile offense, and an orphaned girl living in a house full of secrets--whose lives are rapidly torn apart by what starts as a simple plan of robbery. It echoes other classic American narratives of youth astray and on the run, and with its headlong pace catches the rhythm of adolescent crisis, as Hitchens´s protagonists find themselves caught up in a situation spiraling beyond their control.
A Fool´s Errand By One of the Fools:The Famous Romance of American History (LARGE PRINT EDITION) Albion W. Tourgee