All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky

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All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky

By Joe R. Lansdale

Ember, Paperback, 9780385739320, 227pp.

Publication Date: September 11, 2012

Description

Jack Catcher's parents are dead--his mom died of a sickness and his dad of a broken heart--and he wants to get out of Oklahoma, where dust storms have killed everything green and hopeful. So when former classmate Jane Lewis and her little brother, Tony, show up in his yard with plans to steal a dead neighbor's car and make a break for Texas, Jack doesn't need much convincing to go with them. But a run-in with one of the era's most notorious gangsters puts a crimp in Jane's plan, and soon the three kids are riding the rails among hoboes, gangsters, and con men, racing to warn a carnival-wrestler-turned-bank-robber of the danger headed toward him faster than a black blizzard on the prairie horizon. This road trip adventure is a colorful ride through Depression-era America.




About the Author
JOE R. LANSDALE is the author of more than a dozen novels for adults, including eight Hap and Leonard novels, as well as "Sunset and Sawdust" and "Lost Echoes." He has received a British Fantasy Award, an American Mystery Award, an Edgar Award, a Grinzane Cavour Prize, and seven Bram Stoker Awards. "All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky" is his first novel for young adults.