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0316329378 03 02 0316329371 03 9780316329378 15 9780316329378 14 09780316329378 01 BB <b202>01</b202> <b203>Paradise Sky</b203> 15 9780316329378 1 A01 Joe R. Lansdale Lansdale, Joe R. Joe R. Lansdale 01 eng 416 FIC022060 10 FIC030000 10 FIC033000 01 01
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.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Hickok, Wild Bill, -- 1837-1876 -- Fiction.
Love, Nat, -- 1854-1921 -- Fiction.
African American cowboys -- Fiction.
United States. -- Army. -- Cavalry, 9th -- Fiction.
Hickok, Wild Bill, -- 1837-1876. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00011907
Love, Nat, -- 1854-1921. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00311737
United States. -- Army. -- Cavalry, 9th. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00563548
African American cowboys. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00799125