A young girl and her "father" travel the country during the depression of the 1930s, making a living by carrying out increasingly ambitious scams. Eventually they team up with another professional con-man, and with him plan a scheme that, if it pays off, would make them millionaires.
Quite a pleasant read - it was a good story, and your sympathies are always with Long Boy and Addie, whose crimes don't really feel like they're doing any serious harm: until the final section, when they do set out to exploit someone who turns out to be vulnerable. But it's a happy ending.
Would be interested to see the film.
Completed : 11-Feb-2013 (audiobook)