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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joe R. Lansdale Narrator: Brad Sanders Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9781478981367
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A rollicking novel about Nat Love, an African American cowboy with a famous nickname: Deadwood Dick.

Young Willie is on the run, having fled his small Texas farm when an infamous local landowner murdered his father. A man named Loving takes him in and trains him in the fine arts of shooting, riding, reading, and gardening. When Loving dies, Willie re-christens himself Nat Love in tribute to his mentor and heads west.

In Deadwood, South Dakota territory, Nat becomes a Buffalo Soldier and is befriended by Wild Bill Hickok. After winning a famous shooting match, Nat’s peerless marksmanship and charm earn him the nickname Deadwood Dick, as well as a beautiful woman. But the hellhounds are still on his trail, and they brutally attack Nat Love’s love. 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Folksy, cinematic…Lansdale fills his pages with true-hearted heroes, dastardly scoundrels, and rollicking adventures.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • "Paradise Sky is a rowdy, funny, suspenseful, and often quite moving yarn. Booklist (starred)
  • 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
  • Paradise Sky is a rowdy, funny, suspenseful, and often quite moving yarn.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “This fast-paced Western with its multicultural cast of characters is a winner.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • Paradise Sky goes down smooth and easy as a vintage sarsaparilla.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A Library Journal Best Book of 2015 in Historical Fiction
  • A 2016 RUSA Reading List Shortlist Selection
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About the Author
Author Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short stories. He has received the Edgar Award, more than fifteen Bram Stoker Awards, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, a Critics’ Choice Award, and many others. His novella Bubba Ho-Tep was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli.