THE MYSTERY OF NOVELISTS

Hurricane Carter, the fighter, was in a prison nearby, serving a term for murder.

Algren spent his dying days going back and forth to the prison interviewing Carter. He hoped to write a book that could prove Carter's innocence in the shooting of a tavern owner during a holdup.

The book was finally published, but it didn't sell well. There was no television miniseries.

Algren's dead now. Carter's still in prison.

HAPPY DAYS AT THE HANDLEBAR AFTER BURNIN... v5-27-92

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