Of Mice and Minestrone – Hap and Leonard: The Early Years
by Joe R. Lansdale
ISBN: Print: 97816169623231 ; Digital: 9781616963248
Published: May 2020
Available Format(s): Trade Paperback and Digital Books
A brand-new Hap and Leonard series collection chock full of Joe R. Lansdale’s inimitable blend of humor, mayhem, and insight, Of Mice and Minestrone delivers never-before-seen stories, a selection of the boys’ favorite recipes from Kasey Lansdale, and an introduction from New York Times bestselling crime author Kathleen Kent.
Hap Collins looks just like a good ol’ boy. But from his misspent youth on, his best compatriot is Leonard Pine, who is black, gay, and the ultimate outsider. Inseparable friends, Hap and Leonard climb into the boxing ring, visit each other’s families, get in bar fights, and just go fishing—all the while confronting racists, righting wrongs, and eating a whole lot of delicious food.
So pull up a seat and sit a spell, and let master storyteller Joe R. Lansdale regale you with a new passel of tales about the unlikeliest duo East Texas has to offer.
Lansdale’s duo made their screen debuts in the Hap and Leonard television series, with Michael K. Williams (The Wire), James Purefoy (The Following), and Christina Hendricks (Mad Men).