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Paradise Sky

Paradise Sky

Meet Nat Love.

Born a slave in Texas, he escapes a lynching and finds a mentor who trains him in shooting, riding, reading, writing and gardening. But the enemies of his youth pursue him, and soon he is on the run again…

In the course of a tumultuous life, he becomes in turn a Buffalo Soldier, a bouncer, a ratcatcher, a sharpshooter, a dime-novel star, a friend to Wild Bill Hickock and a US Marshall. From Texas to Deadwood and back down south, he both dodges and courts violence, hoping one day to get his revenge.

Featuring cowboys, Apaches, buffalo and much, much more, this is a mostly true tale of how the West was won from one of America’s most original writers.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

On Sale: 18th June 2015

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781444787184

Reviews

A sweeping Western epic...Lansdale at his funniest and most energetic, with some of the most engaging writing you'll read this year
Houston Chronicle
Lansdale's tall tales are reminiscent of other western fiction from Thomas Berger's Little Big Man onwards but his original, blackly comic prose gives them new vigour.
The Sunday Times
A full-blooded western, served up unapologetically and masterfully...Lansdale is one of those very rare authors who can have his readers howling with laughter during one sentence while bringing tear to their eyes with the next.
BookReporter
Enough guns, glory and goofiness to keep you entertained
LitReactor
Throughout Paradise Sky, Lansdale the master storyteller gives lessons in corralling point-of-view, tone, plot, irony, character development and just plain old good writing...may well prove to be Lansdale's best
Dallas News
Speaking with stoicism and a relentless humour, he (Nat) is the perfect narrator for Lansdale's tale of injustice and ultimately hope.
Daily Express
A rip-roaring tale completely in keeping with dime novel traditions and the cinematic hyperbole of Blazing Saddles or Django Unchained
Los Angeles Times
Joe Lansdale is one of the dark kings of modern mystery fiction, a master of the genre. His name deserves to be whispered with the greats.
John Connolly