"Of all the high players this country ever sees, there is no doubt but that the guy they call The Sky is the highest... He will bet all he has, and nobody can bet any more than this."
Sky Masterson burns the torch for mission-worker Miss Sarah Brown, who is more interested in saving his soul. Harry the Horse, Spanish John and Little Isadore are tough characters who make a neat living out of snatching, until they kidnap Bookie Bob. Dave the Dude, bootlegger and gunman, meets his match when he tangles with a pretty young tap-dancer. They are just some of the dudes and dolls, the dreamers, gamblers and petty hoodlums who hang out at the speakeasies of Broadway. Slick, upbeat and very funny, these stories inspired the popular musical and film Guys and Dolls.
'A prose style of such vivid immediacy that it grabs the reader by the throat and will not let go until the final page has been turned.'
John Naughton, Observer