Christmas Eve, 1969. Willie Sutton, bank robber extraordinaire, is paroled from Attica State Prison in New York. Sixty-eight years old and in poor health, he is a celebrity criminal because he was an artist who chose bank robbery as his canvas. Sutton’s criminal life was the stuff of legend --- some of it true, much of it myth. When asked why he robbed banks, Sutton allegedly replied, “Because that is where the money is.” A great line, but he never said it.
J. R. Moehringer’s SUTTON is a fictionalized account of the life of the legendary thief told through his own words as he travels around New York City immediately after his release fr