Wyoming Arts Council

Tim Sandlin: "Rowdy in Paris"

A review copy of Tim Sandlin’s new novel, Rowdy in Paris, landed in my mailbox last week. We don’t review books on wyomingarts, but we certainly promote them if they’re by Wyoming authors, such as Tim — or they’re about Wyoming.

The cover of Rowdy in Paris shows an action-figure cowboy with lariat with the Eiffel Tower in the background. That’s attention-getting enough, but the book also carries some blurbs from some high-powered writers.

Says Nick Hornby (author of The Believer): “Sandlin can see that there is a kind of gruesome comedy to what happoens to us, but the humor is never mean, and he loves his people too much not to understand that their grief and nostalgia and frustration is real.”

Says Karen Joy Fowler (author of The Jane Austen Book Club): “Tim’s comedy is sharp, stinging, and ultimately generous.”

Rowdy is Paris will be released in January by Riverhead Books, a Penguin imprint. And Tim’s novel Jimmy Hendrix Turns Eighty is now out in paperback. Find out more at Tim’s web site.

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