A New York Times Bestselling Author, A Pulitzer Prize-winning Author -- From the acclaimed author of The Tender Bar comes a much-anticipated first novel based on the life of the beloved bank robber Willie Sutton. Born in the Irish slums of Brooklyn in the first year of the twentieth century, Willie Sutton came of age at a time when banks were out of control. Taking brazen risks, causing millions to lose their jobs and homes, they were shamelessly seeking bailouts. Sutton saw only one way out; one way to win the girl of his dreams. So began the career of America's most successful -- and favorite -- bank robber, who Moehringer now brings blazing back to life.