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By Tim Sandlin

"What propels Western Swing is a cheerfully retro conviction that during spite of previous blunders, misplaced hopes, and emotional discomfort, those humans belong together." -New York instances e-book Review

Lana Sue has had too many husbands and too little good fortune as a country-western singer. Loren Paul's a semi-successful author shortly sitting on most sensible of a western Wyoming mountain anticipating Cosmic answers.

Together or aside, Loren Paul and Lana Sue are smooth folks heroes in this deliciously ribald saga of the recent Wild West-a lively story of affection and loss, of nation track and coming home.

"The humor of Western Swing is the most important to Tim Sandlin's memorable characters...a brilliant and enjoyable experience." -Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Sandlin's is a booklet approximately operating into the solar and retaining on, with humor, ardour, and religion, irrespective of the way you burn or mess up." -Los Angeles occasions booklet Review

"Tim Sandlin writes approximately loopy humans. now not frightening crazies, however the type of attention-grabbing, humorous eccentrics with whom the reader want to spend a night consuming beer...Western Swing is humorous, clever and a effervescent pleasure to read." -Kansas urban Star

"Ongoing lifestyles is what this publication is all about...Sandlin's voice is a wry mixture of cynicism and innocence. upload to good built feel of the unusual, and you've got a ebook that is enjoyable to learn, brimming with high-spirited zaniness."-St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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I’m now not previous. beauty and a rainy crotch will consistently be sufficient. • • • i'm thirty-eight years outdated. How bizarre. occasionally, while I first get up within the morning, I lie in mattress, gazing the ceiling, and that i say it aloud. “I am thirty-eight years outdated. ” the place did it cross? regardless of how previous you're, you by no means can pin down the place it went. I don’t suppose thirty-eight. whilst i used to be eighteen, I didn’t imagine thirty-eight-year-olds had feelings or difficulties, and that i by no means dreamed that they had intercourse. I figured they simply sat round ready to die. Now, i guess i think that manner approximately eighty-year-olds—and while I’m 80, I guess I’ll say aloud, “I am 80 years old,” and that i won’t understand the place it went. I hate to contemplate issues with out solutions, like the place it went. I by no means remedy whatever and after some time i think tired and harassed. I don’t see how Loren does it. • • • An hour later I sat at the finish barstool, smoking a low-tar concoction and considering one other double pink Label. As a behavior, I don’t smoke. I suggest, I used to. With Ace I smoked like a flaming snow tire, and that i by no means formally surrender. dwelling in our mountain cabin subsequent to a transparent, unpolluted move, i began liking the assumption of placing fresh stuff in myself and, after some time, i began no longer liking the belief of installing scuz, so I progressively tapered on right down to nonsmokerdom. Now, I smoke cigarettes on 3 events. Make that 4 events. Sugar binges, which take place as soon as in six months or so; severe drunks, which occur even much less; at the make for a guy, whatever that hadn’t occurred in view that I married Loren; and the day ahead of my interval. I smoke a whole pack through the PMSs. The cigarette within the Outlaw Bar was once attributable to three—on the make for a guy. Lord is familiar with, there have been adequate of them round, the bar used to be three-fourths complete and 7 out of 8 buyers have been unmarried males, yet i used to be choosy. i wished a definite type of guy. friendly, unassuming, nice-looking with a cheap physique, but nobody i used to be prone to believe any emotion for. the very last thing i wished was once emotion. Loren continuously makes me think something—love, hate, disgust, heat, frustration, ardour, ailing. He’s so rattling extreme, and that i don’t continually like excessive. Feeling forever burns me out. every now and then i admire intercourse that’s all sweat and no feelings. until he used to be a complete loser, I figured on taking the 3rd move. quantity 3 has to be a bit bold to take a shot after seeing one and strike out, yet he wouldn’t be too cocky or he’d attempt . 3 is a secure quantity. realizing that, I nonetheless controlled to make a mistake. “Hi there. ” “Hello. ” “Care to fulfill a pleasant man with attraction and character? ” “No. ” “How approximately me. I’m a jerk. ” “That was once rehearsed. leave. ” “How approximately i purchase you a drink as an alternative? ” “You’re caller no 1. ” “Huh? ” “I by no means choose #1. They’re consistently insufficient. ” “Hey, not anyone calls me insufficient. ” “Not in that method. determined, insecure. You’ve obtained a flaw, i will suppose it. Sorry, yet i admire to imagine i will do higher. ” “Nobody else’ll try out. ” “Wanna guess? ” Snappy patter is a fragile artwork shape.

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