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Sanctified and Chicken-fried

The Portable Lansdale
Lansdale, Joe R. (Book - 2009 )
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Master of mojo storytelling, spinner of over-the-top yarns of horror, suspense, humor, mystery, science fiction, and even the Old West, Joe R. Lansdale has attracted a wide and enthusiastic following. His genre-defying work has brought him numerous awards, including the Grand Master of Horror from the World Horror Convention, the Edgar Award, the American Horror Award, seven Bram Stoker awards, the British Fantasy Award, Italy's Grinzane Prize for Literature, as well as Notable Book of the Year recognition twice from the New York Times. Sanctified and Chicken-Fried is the first "true best of Lansdale" anthology. It brings together a unique mix of well-known short stories and excerpts from his acclaimed novels, along with new and previously unpublished material. In this collection of gothic tales that explore the dark and sometimes darkly humorous side of life and death, you'll meet traveling preachers with sinister agendas, towns lost to time, teenagers out for a good time who get more than they bargain for, and gangsters and strange goings-on at the end of the world. Out of the blender of Lansdale's imagination spew tall tales about men and mules, hogs and races, that are, in his words, "the equivalent of Aesop meets Flannery O'Connor on a date with William Faulkner, the events recorded by James M. Cain." Whether you're a long-time fan of Joe R. Lansdale or just discovering his work, this anthology brings you the best of a writer whom the New York Times Book Review has praised for having "a folklorist's eye for telling detail and a front-porch raconteur's sense of pace."
Authors: Lansdale, Joe R., 1951-
Title: Sanctified and chicken-fried
the portable Lansdale
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xi, 250 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Joe R. Lansdale
Notes: An anthology of short stories, excerpts from the novels The magic wagon and A fine dark line, and previously unpublished tales
Contents: Mister Weed-Eater
Tight little stitches in a dead man's back
The big blow
The magic wagon (excerpt)
Dirt devils
The pit
Night they missed the horror show
Bubba Ho-Tep
The fat man and the elephant
A fine dark line (excerpt)
White mule, spotted pig
Alternate Title: Portable Lansdale
ISBN: 9780292719415
0292719418
Branch Call Number: FICTION LANSDALE 2009
Genre/Form: Short stories
LCCN: 2008049636
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