Of Mice and Minestrone: Hap and Leonard: The Early Years

Author:   Joe R. Lansdale ,  Kathleen Kent ,  Kasey Lansdale
Publisher:   Tachyon Publications
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9781616963231


Pages:   240
Publication Date:   14 May 2020
Format:   Paperback
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A brand-new Hap and Leonard series collection chock full of Joe R. Lansdale's inimitable blend of humour, mayhem, and insight, Of Mice and Minestrone delivers never-before-seen stories, a selection of the boys' favourite recipes, by Kasey Lansdale, and an introduction from New York Times bestselling crime author Kathleen Kent. Today's Special: Justice, East Texan-Style Hap Collins looks like a good ol' boy. But even in his misspent youth, his best pal is Leonard Pine, who is black, gay, and the ultimate outsider. Inseparable friends, Hap and Leonard climb into the boxing ring, visit their families, get in bar fights, and just go fishing - all the while confronting racists, righting wrongs, and eating a whole lot of delicious food. So pull up a seat and sit a spell. Master storyteller Joe R. Lansdale - along with Kasey Lansdale's down-home recipes and Kathleen Kent's introduction - has cooked up a new passel of tales for you about the unlikeliest duo East Texas has to offer, created by his own self. 'An absolute treasure trove for Hap and Leonard fans.' - Ace Atkins, author of The Shameless

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Author:   Joe R. Lansdale ,  Kathleen Kent ,  Kasey Lansdale
Publisher:   Tachyon Publications
Imprint:   Tachyon Publications
ISBN:  

9781616963231


ISBN 10:   1616963239
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   14 May 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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--Blogcritics Kress combines intriguing scientific speculation with strong human drama to create a finely crafted story. --Asimov's Science Fiction Praise for the Nebula Award-winner After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall The coming-of-age story for the human race. Nancy Kress has written a chillingly plausible tale of the end of the world. --Mary Robinette Kowal, Hugo Award-winning author of The Calculating Stars After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall is a highly intelligent, sublimely understated glimpse into humankind's future--it's comparable in thematic impact to Walter M. Miller Jr.'s classic A Canticle for Leibowitz, and that is saying something. --Paul Goat Allen, Barnes & Noble.com This is Nancy Kress in top form, but more importantly, this is SF done right. --Daryl Gregory, author of Spoonbenders Haunting, memorable. --The Book Smugglers Nancy Kress displays all her usual strengths: strong plotting, fast-paced action, complex and interesting characters, thought-provoking speculation. --Lisa Goldstein, author of The Red Magician and Ivory Apples The book is typical Kress, which means impossible to put down. --Jack McDevitt, author of Infinity Beach Praise for the Nebula and Locus Award-winner Yesterday's Kin Consider this novella one of the most extreme versions of 'Can women have it all?' in recent fiction, with serious family conflict and alien predators to boot. --Glamour Science-fiction fans will luxuriate in the dystopian madness, while even nonfans will find an artful critique of humanity's ability to cooperate in the face of a greater threat. --Kirkus Yesterday's Kin gets my vote as this summer's most inviting introduction to science fiction for new readers. --Gary K. Wolfe, Chicago Tribune One of the strongest stories of the year to date. --Gardner Dozois, editor of The Year's Best Science Fiction series Sparely constructed and cleverly resolved, Yesterday's Kin provides everything readers need for an immersive plunge into a frightening, fascinating, and inescapable predicament. --Seattle Times


There's a place in East Texas where story shades into memory, where violence and tenderness are just part of the wonder of living, and that's precisely where Joe Lansdale lives, and writes from, and we're all the better for it. The eating's pretty good there, too, as Hap's recipes more than attest. You leave this book hungry, both for food and to start the whole series all over again, live through it one more time, maybe just live there a while. --Stephen Graham Jones, author of Mongrels and The Only Good Indians Praise for Joe R. Lansdale A folklorist's eye for telling detail and a front-porch raconteur's sense of pace. --New York Times Book Review An American original --Joe Hill, author of Heart-Shaped Box A terrifically gifted storyteller. --Washington Post Book Review Like gold standard writers Elmore Leonard and the late Donald Westlake, Joe R. Lansdale is one of the more versatile writers in America. --Los Angeles Times A zest for storytelling and gimlet eye for detail. --Entertainment Weekly Lansdale is an immense talent. --Booklist Lansdale is a storyteller in the Texas tradition of outrageousness...but amped up to about 100,000 watts. --Houston Chronicle Lansdale's been hailed, at varying points in his career, as the new Flannery O'Connor, William Faulkner-gone-madder, and the last surviving splatterpunk...sanctified in the blood of the walking Western dead and righteously readable. --Austin Chronicle


Praise for Of Mice and Minestrone There's a place in East Texas where story shades into memory, where violence and tenderness are just part of the wonder of living, and that's precisely where Joe Lansdale lives, and writes from, and we're all the better for it. The eating's pretty good there, too, as Hap's recipes more than attest. You leave this book hungry, both for food and to start the whole series all over again, live through it one more time, maybe just live there a while. --Stephen Graham Jones, author of Mongrels and The Only Good Indians An absolute treasure trove for Hap and Leonard fans. Going back to the beginning only deepens our love and appreciation for these guys. This collection proves once again why Joe Lansdale is one of our very best. --Ace Atkins, New York Times Bestselling author of The Shameless I enjoyed every tale in this collection. The best was the title story which was pretty dark and incredibly sad. I really need to read more of Hap and Leonard's adventures if this book is an example of what they get up to. --Book Lover's Boudoir Praise for Joe R. Lansdale A folklorist's eye for telling detail and a front-porch raconteur's sense of pace. --New York Times Book Review An American original --Joe Hill, author of Heart-Shaped Box A terrifically gifted storyteller. --Washington Post Book Review Like gold standard writers Elmore Leonard and the late Donald Westlake, Joe R. Lansdale is one of the more versatile writers in America. --Los Angeles Times A zest for storytelling and gimlet eye for detail. --Entertainment Weekly Lansdale is an immense talent. --Booklist Lansdale is a storyteller in the Texas tradition of outrageousness...but amped up to about 100,000 watts. --Houston Chronicle Lansdale's been hailed, at varying points in his career, as the new Flannery O'Connor, William Faulkner-gone-madder, and the last surviving splatterpunk...sanctified in the blood of the walking Western dead and righteously readable. --Austin Chronicle Praise for Of Mice and Minestrone There's a place in East Texas where story shades into memory, where violence and tenderness are just part of the wonder of living, and that's precisely where Joe Lansdale lives, and writes from, and we're all the better for it. The eating's pretty good there, too, as Hap's recipes more than attest. You leave this book hungry, both for food and to start the whole series all over again, live through it one more time, maybe just live there a while. --Stephen Graham Jones, author of Mongrels and The Only Good Indians


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Joe R. Lansdale is the internationally-bestselling author of over fifty novels, including the popular, long-running Hap and Leonard series. Many of his cult classics have been adapted for television and film, most famously Bubba Ho-Tep, starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis. Lansdale has written numerous screenplays and teleplays, including for the iconic Batman the Animated Series. He has won an Edgar Award for The Bottoms, ten Stoker Awards, and has been designated a World Horror Grandmaster. Lansdale, like many of his characters, lives in East Texas. New York Times bestselling author Kathleen Kent's fourth book, titled The Dime, is a contemporary crime novel set in Dallas, nominated by both the Edgar Awards and the Nero Awards for Best Novel. The sequel to The Dime, titled The Burn, will be published in February 2020. Ms. Kent is also the author of three bestselling and award-winning historical novels, The Heretic's Daughter, The Traitor's Wife, and The Outcasts.

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