By James M. Cain
Out of penitentiary and again at paintings, a boxing coach unearths a lady worthy combating forIt took a few doing, yet Duke Webster is out of felony. Val Valenty prepared the parole, and now the onetime boxing trainer is his puppet, breaking his again on Valenty's farm in alternate for a pittance. yet Valenty is set to determine that boxing males by no means take orders with out a scrap. the difficulty begins whilst Webster meets Valenty's spouse. A barrel-shaped girl whose severe weight makes her outdated ahead of her time, Holly remains fats on Valenty's cooking—meat, potatoes, and unending gravy. Webster places her on a nutrition, slimming her down the way in which he might an over-the-hill seasoned looking for a comeback. yet as her waistline shrinks and her good looks emerges, Valenty will get jealous—putting them heading in the right direction for a bloody war of words the place simply the hungry will live to tell the tale.