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ISBN-10: 031618845X

ISBN-13: 9780316188456

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joe R. Lansdale

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Jack Parker knows all too well how treacherous turn-of-the-century East Texas can be. His parents did not survive a smallpox epidemic. His grandfather was murdered. Now his sister Lula has been kidnapped by a bank robber who believes wearing a dead man's clothes protects them both from death.With hired bounty hunter Shorty, an eloquent dwarf with a chip on his shoulder, and Eustace, a grave- digging son of an ex-slave mean enough to remove bodies in retaliation for lack of payment, as well as their pet wild hog, Jack sets off in search of Lula.In the throes of being civilized, East Texas is still a very wild place. Murderous outlaws find their homes in the remote wilderness. New-fangled motor cars threaten the pathways. Oil wells spurt liquid money from the ground. But blood and redemption still rule supreme.
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 9/10/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Joe R. Lansdale was born in Gladewater, Tex. in 1951. He attended Tyler Junior College, the University of Texas at Austin, and Stephen F. Austin State University. Lansdale has also had a varied career, having worked as a bouncer, a bodyguard, a transportation manager, a custodian, and a karate instructor before becoming a fulltime writer in 1981. Lansdale's written work includes several novels and more than 200 short stories. Although his favorite genre is fantasy, with suspense a close second, he has also written mysteries, horror, science fiction, and westerns. Some titles include Rumble Tumble, Dead in the West, The Nightrunners, Cold in July, By Bizarre Hands and The Drive-in (a 'B' Movie with Blood and Popcorn. Made in Texas) . In addition, Lansdale has edited the short-story anthologies Best of the West, The New Frontier: Best of the West 2, and Razored Saddles. Lansdale has received five Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writers of America, including one for "The Night They Missed the Horror Show." He has also been awarded the British Fantasy Award and the American Horror Award. Joe Lansdale and his second wife, Karen, have two children. They live in Nacagdoches, Tex.

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