In Cupid’s Archer, I introduce a little boy who grows up to become one of the strong-arm gangsters during Prohibition.
In my research for this novel, I stumbled upon many photos by Jacob Riis.
- Author of ‘How the Other Half Lives’
- Documented life in the slums of New York
- Early 1900s
- Goal: Open the eyes of the average American to the plight of the poor and destitute in the inner city through photographs
- Children were often abandoned to the streets in the poorest neighborhoods of America.
- Often, a family’s fortunes spiraled downward with sickness or injury. Mothers prostituted themselves to feed their families.
- No safety nets caught the unfortunate during this period of history.
mystery, 1920s, jazz age, prohibition