Of Mice and Minestrone – Hap and Leonard: The Early Years
by Joe R. Lansdale
ISBN: Print: 9781616963231; Digital: 9781616963248
Published: April 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.
“An absolute treasure trove.”
—Ace Atkins, author of The Shameless
Today’s Special: Justice, East Texan-Style
Hap Collins looks like a good ol’ boy. But even in his misspent youth, his best pal is Leonard Pine, who is black, gay, and the ultimate outsider. Inseparable friends, Hap and Leonard climb into the boxing ring, visit their 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. Master storyteller Joe R. Lansdale—along with Kasey Lansdale’s down-home recipes and Kathleen Kent’s introduction—has cooked up a new passel of tales for you about the unlikeliest duo East Texas has to offer, created by his own self.
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).