Paradise Sky

Paradise Sky

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A Library Journal Best Book of 2015!
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.
Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2015
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9780316329378
0316329371
Characteristics: 400 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number: LANSDALE, J

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Reads_A_Lot
Jun 20, 2019

This was a funny, rowdy and bizarre western. The main character, Nat Love, was an actual African American cowboy but the rest of the book is pure fiction. Nat is a great narrator! Although it’s written in a humorous way it’s still an epic saga following his exploits, adventures, and his constant run-ins with his nemesis. Totally enjoyed this and would recommend to fans of the western genre.

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Blue_18
May 07, 2019

Interesting and great storytelling.

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dkkelley
Apr 23, 2019

Great storytelling from Nat Love’s first person narrative. Based on a true life Black cowboy. Love Lansdale’s dialogue and humor.

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