Synopses & Reviews
Young Willie is on the run, having fled his small Texas farm when an infamous local landowner murdered his father. The young man finds shelter in the home of a mysterious man named Loving. Trained in shooting, as well as in riding and reading, astronomy and mythology and gardening. When Loving dies, Willie re-christens himself Nat Love in tribute to his mentor, and heads west. Both courting and dodging violence at every turn, Nat becomes a Buffalo Soldier. He escapes Apaches and angry mobs, winds up in Deadwood, South Dakota Territory, and is there befriended by Wild Bill Hickok. After winning a famous shooting match, Nat's peerless marksmanship and charm earns him the nickname Deadwood Dick. The hellhounds are still on his trail, and they brutally attack Nat Love's bride. Pursuing the men who have driven his wife mad, Nat heads south for a final, deadly showdown against those who would strip him of his home, his love, his freedom, and his life.
"Paradise Sky is a rowdy, funny, suspenseful, and often quite moving yarn."--Booklist (starred)
PRAISE FOR JOE LANSDALE:
"Reading Joe Lansdale is like listening to a favorite uncle who just happens to be a fabulous storyteller."--Dean Koontz
"Too often overlooked in American literature is that lineage descending from our early humorists such as Bierce, and from Twain: regional, darkly comic, bizarre. That's where Joe Lansdale lives. He's very Texan, very American, very funny--and a stone brilliant writer."--James Sallis
, author of Drive
"Classic Lansdale, his own self peppered throughout by much piney backwoods philosophizing on everything from religion to whoring, [with] the author's long-ago trademarked heaping helping of wry, often delightfully vulgar humanism."--Austin Chronicle
About the Author
Joe R. Lansdale is the author of more than three dozen novels, including The Thicket, Edge of Dark Water, The Bottoms, and A Fine Dark Line. He has received the British Fantasy Award, the American Mystery Award, the Edgar Award, the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature, and eight Bram Stoker Awards. He lives with his family in Nacogdoches, Texas.