ABOUT The Thicket:
Parker thought he'd already seen his fair share of tragedy. His
grandmother was killed in a farm accident when he was barely five years
old. His parents have just succumbed to the smallpox epidemic sweeping
turn-of-the-century East Texas--orphaning him and his younger sister,
Then catastrophe strikes on the way to their uncle's farm,
when a traveling group of bank-robbing bandits murder Jack's grandfather
and kidnap his sister. With no elders left for miles, Jack must grow up
fast and enlist a band of heroes the likes of which has never been seen
if his sister stands any chance at survival. But the best he can come
up with is a charismatic, bounty-hunting dwarf named Shorty, a
grave-digging son of an ex-slave named Eustace, and a street-smart
woman-for-hire named Jimmie Sue who's come into some very intimate
knowledge about the bandits (and a few members of Jack's extended family
In the throes of being civilized, East Texas is still
a wild, feral place. Oil wells spurt liquid money from the ground. But
as Jack's about to find out, blood and redemption rule supreme. In The Thicket, award-winning novelist Joe R. Lansdale lets loose like never before, in a rip-roaring adventure equal parts True Gritand Stand by Me--the
perfect introduction to an acclaimed writer whose work has been called
"as funny and frightening as anything that could have been dreamed up by
the Brothers Grimm--or Mark Twain" (New York Times Book Review).
JOE LANSDALE is the author of more than a dozen novels, including Edge of Dark Water, the Edgar Award-winning The Bottoms, Sunset and Sawdust, and Leather Maiden. He
has received nine Bram Stoker Awards, the American Mystery Award, the
British Fantasy Award, the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature. He
lives with his family in Nacogdoches, Texas.
ABOUT Impossible Monsters:
The Lansdale name is legendary in the horror field. Now acclaimed
musician and actress Kasey Lansdale follows in her father's footsteps,
making her editing debut with this anthology of monstrously innovative
stories. The twelve creatures that stalk the pages of Impossible
Monsters spring from the twisted imaginations of a dozen of todays most
noted authors. Including a contribution from Joe R. Lansdale himself!
This collection of tales delivers on its promise. Because these
monsters are never what the reader expects...
KASEY LANSDALE is an American country music singer-songwriter from
Nacogdoches, Texas. Lansdale is also known for her work as an author,
editor, actress, and producer, as well as host and founder of the East
Texas Songwriter's Workshop.
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