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Sky Full of Sand by [DeMarinis, Rick]
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Sky Full of Sand Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

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Length: 280 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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Aging bodybuilder Uriah Walkinghorse runs afoul of the corrupt El Paso elite and quickly finds himself pursued by narco traficantes, a suburban dominatrix, his ex-wife, tenants of his sleazy apartment building, and (worst of all) bankers. Behind this noir-inflected border tale of a good man in bad trouble, there’s a touching meditation on the tenacity of life in the face of all odds. Often cited as a favorite of noir novelists (and readers), Sky Full of Sand is finally available as an ebook.

“Once in a while, someone comes along and pumps some originality into the generic crime novel. Rick DeMarinis, who seems to have warmed his toes by the fires of James Crumley's gonzo genius, is one of that lonesome crowd of writers who love the language but aren't afraid to rough it up to save its life. If civilization is headed for the caves, it’s nice to know that DeMarinis will be there, scribbling on the walls.”
– New York Times Book Review

Rick DeMarinis has published nine novels, six story collections, and a book on the art and craft of the short story. He received two NEA fellowships, and a literature award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Tumwater, Washington.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 983 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Concord ePress; 1 edition (17 October 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005WOGC2Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Gary L. Carter
5.0 out of 5 starsRick DeMarinis is one of the most underrated authors.
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5.0 out of 5 starsSlow-paced, nostalgic days in El Paso - and some terrible villains!
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4.0 out of 5 starsGritty, hilarious, lyrical, and unexpectedly optimistic
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5.0 out of 5 starsamazing great book
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Christopher Enzi
3.0 out of 5 starsToo smart of a dumb hero
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