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Sky Full of Sand

Sky Full of Sand

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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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Hardback Editions

October 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Sky Full of Sand
Author(s): Rick Demarinis
ISBN: 0-939767-47-3 / 978-0-939767-48-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dennis Mcmillan Pubns
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Sky Full of Sand
Author(s): Rick DeMarinis
Publisher: Concord ePress
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