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Fender Lizards eBook

Fender Lizards eBook

by Joe R. Lansdale

Availability: Out of Print


Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Jon Foster

The unmistakable accent of the Piney Woods of East Texas rolls from the pages of Fender Lizards, Joe R. Lansdale’s tale of the life and love and work of one Dot Sherman, who delivers on her promise that her story is “the real thing from beginning to end.”

Dot waitresses on roller skates at the Dairy Bob, doesn’t care for smoking at least partly on account of her dad having never returned from a cigarette run, and carries on the family tradition of philosophizing. Life hasn’t done her any favors in her seventeen years so far. But if there was ever a heroine built for turning things upside down and seeing what shakes out, it’s Dot. Determined to find out who she is and why she’s the way she is, an opportunity presents itself when her heretofore-unknown uncle suddenly moves his camper into the front yard.

As in his classic novels The Bottoms and The Magic Wagon, multiple-award-winning Lansdale instills place with character and character with place. Here is an overlooked world and a cast of real folks that prove unforgettable, all rendered in one of American fiction’s most authentic voices.

The limited edition of Fender Lizards will include not only the novel proper, it will also be graced by two full-color interior illustrations by Jon Foster, as well as three original Hap Collins short stories, including "Tire Fire", the tale in which Hap and Leonard first meet.

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition

From Publishers Weekly (Starred Review):

“Edgar-winner Lansdale (The Bottoms), a master of the coming-of-age novel, takes on similar themes in this remarkable tale of a young woman on the precipice of adulthood…  Lansdale has always had a fondness for strong-willed female characters, and he lets Dot narrate the tale in her own colorful, infectious way. This novel should appeal to adults and teens alike, and Dot's hard work and personal responsibility will inspire and resonate with many readers.”

From Adam-Troy Castro:

“I wanna tell you about [Fender Lizards] in the way one wants to tell everybody about any book that made him grin, that made him laugh, that made him deeply fall in love with fictional people. I want to have a crate filled with copies of this book and I want to give them to people as gifts… I concluded, again, that on the page, Joe Lansdale can do anything he wants, and none of it badly.”

Additional Information

Authors Lansdale, Joe R.
Artists Foster, Jon
Type Novel
Edition ebook
ISBN 978-1-59606-718-9
Year 2015
Month January
Print Status In Print
eBook? Yes
Length 232 pages
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