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HAP and LEONARD: BLOOD AND LEMONADE - SIGNED LIMITED 1 / 400
by Joe R. Lansdale.
Art by Dirk Berger.
Personally signed by Joe R. Lansdale and Dirk Berger on a specially designed full-colour illustrated signature page.
Showcases some of Lansdale’s most personal and reflective writing to date.
Hap Collins is becoming a man—just not the man he’s expected to be. His East Texan childhood has been chock full of ignorant rednecks, bullies, and bigots. As a more enlightened sort, Hap went and figured out that being right is a lot less fun that kicking ass.
But singlehandedly punishing the jerks of the world is a tough row to hoe. Luckily, Hap’s about to meet his unlikely partner-in-crime-solving.
Leonard Pine is many things Hap is not: black, gay, and surprisingly conservative. Frankly, the two young men seem ill-matched at best. But when Hap sees Leonard demolishing an angry mob with both his fists and words, it’s immediately clear that they have a lot in common.
Hap and Leonard: Blood and Lemonade brings together the origins of Joe R. Lansdale’s popular Texan crime-fighting duo. These new, familiar, and definitive adventures show once and for all how two pissed-off young men became one heck of a bad-ass team.
Joe Lansdale describes this as a mosaic novel: like a notebook where someone has been randomly recording events of their life.
Each of the chapters is a stand-alone short story, recording the early life of Hap Collins – the pre-teen and teenage years. Each of the stories is a little gem, many featuring the relationship between Hap and his father. In the “Parable of the Stick,” Hap learns a lesson that will help him deal with bullies throughout his life: “Self-defense is permissible.” “Tire Fire” records the first meeting of Hap and Leonard. If you like Hap and Leonard then you're going to love these early stories.
Signed Limited Hardcover Edition:
Limited to only 400 signed and hand-numbered copies
Personally signed by Joe R. Lansdale and Dirk Berger on a specially designed full-colour illustrated signature page
Larger 6.14” x 9.21” trim size
Printed on 90gsm acid-free paper
Bound in cloth with coloured head and tail bands
Hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
Offset printed and bound with full-colour illustrated endpapers
Sewn binding for increased durability
Dust jacket, endpaper, and interior artwork by Dirk Berger.
2020 SST Publications. New / New.