It is August of 1934, in the midst of the Great Depression but in the waning months of the great Crime Wave, during which the newly-created FBI killed such famous outlaws as John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, and Pretty Boy Floyd. Across the nation, men are out of work, wives are starving, entire families disappear. Americans are stunned and frightened by the collapse of their country's foundations, and everyone blames the government and the banks.
The Firefly Brothers rise from their cooling boards, bewildered but otherwise unaffected by their apparent demise. They have no memory of the previous day. What happened? Who betrayed them? And how have they come back to life?
Combining the stark realism of a troubled time with all the myth-making magic of the American Dream itself, THE MANY DEATHS OF THE FIREFLY BROTHERS recreates a fascinating era when all the toeholds of normalcy were coming loose, when America's way of life was on death's door and everyone had a theory of what would rise up to take its place.