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The Big Blow
The Big Blow
Author: Joe R. Lansdale
“The sea had turned black as a Dutch oven, the sky the color of gangrene, and between sea and sky there appeared to be something rising out of the water, something huge and oddly shaped, like a horrible sea god, and then Simmons realized what it was.” — Galveston, Texas. September 4, 1900. A giant hurricane—destined to be rememb...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781892284983
ISBN-10: 1892284987
Publication Date: 9/2000
Pages: 153
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Publisher: Subterranean
Book Type: Hardcover
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From the inside flap:

"Galveston, 1900.
Local fighter, future legend, Jack Johnson versus a professional street fighter brought in to put the black upstart in his place.

Galveston, 1900.
Whorehouses, gambling, racial tension, the intersection between myth, history, legend and reality.

Galveston, 1900.
The hurricane of the century is coming to destroy it all."


This book is a masterpiece. Joe R. Lansdale is The King of Storytellers.


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