Synopses & Reviews
Baxter's first novel. Hey, Cowboy is a story about two rodeo cowboys and their adventures on the way to the National Finals Rodeo. That's what the story is about, but the book is about love love of one's work, one's lifestyle, one's friends, and falling in love. Don't get me wrong. There's nothing sappy about this book. It's a wild and crazy, twisted and weird novel, unlike anything you've ever read.
"These low-humored, high-spirited adventures are related in breathless, exclamatory prose that proves more exhausting than edifying, making this a potential treat for rodeo rats only." Publishers Weekly
"Very funny, rowdy, and affectionate, with a bit of magic thrown in..." Library Journal
"In striving to depict the whole three-ring circus, Baxter only occasionally succeeds in capturing any of it....What's missing is focus and a more absorbing narrative line." Kirkus Reviews
Picaresque, funny, and filled with colorful details about the life of today's rodeo cowboys, this is the first entry into fiction by Baxter Black, America's premier cowboy poet.
The bestselling novel from America's premier cowboy poet.
Cowboys Lick and Cody are on a quest to qualify for the rodeo national finals--and their widely entertaining, often hilarious adventure includes a smattering of sex, violence, intrigue, and the occasional philosophical rumination. These modern-day cowpokes--two chivalrous knights of the rope and range with a hankering for bucking broncos and for the female of the two-legged species--find much more than they bargained for in Oklahoma City. Against the colorful, flamboyant backdrop of the hard-ridin', hard-playin' rodeo circuit, they encounter a city woman named Lilac, with whom Cody falls in love; a bull named Kamikaze; and two corrupt Texas billionaires who bet against Lick. In the vein of a latter-day Will Rogers, Baxter Black combines a colorful yarn with occasional bits of his unique cowboy philosophy and poetry.
"It could make a dead man sit up and laugh"--The Washington Post Book World
About the Author
Baxter Black is the author of eleven volumes of cowboy poetry and the bestselling novel Hey Cowboy, Wanna Get Lucky? He is a regular commentator on National Public Radio and writes a weekly column, "On the Edge of Common Sense," which appears in newspapers nationwide.