Hey Cowboy, Wanna Get Lucky?

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Penguin Books, 1995 - Fiction - 223 pages
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The bestselling novel from America's premier cowboy poet.

Cowboys Lick and Cody are on a quest to qualify for the rodeo national finals--and their widely entertaining, often hilarious adventure includes a smattering of sex, violence, intrigue, and the occasional philosophical rumination. These modern-day cowpokes--two chivalrous knights of the rope and range with a hankering for bucking broncos and for the female of the two-legged species--find much more than they bargained for in Oklahoma City. Against the colorful, flamboyant backdrop of the hard-ridin', hard-playin' rodeo circuit, they encounter a city woman named Lilac, with whom Cody falls in love; a bull named Kamikaze; and two corrupt Texas billionaires who bet against Lick. In the vein of a latter-day Will Rogers, Baxter Black combines a colorful yarn with occasional bits of his unique cowboy philosophy and poetry.

"It could make a dead man sit up and laugh"--The Washington Post Book World

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Cowboy poet Black's debut, ``a rodeo novel,'' is fast out of the chute, but a cluttered, corny ride. A former bull rider, Black offers a saga set in the early 1980s, when professional rodeo athletes ... Read full review

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User Review  - btuckertx - LibraryThing

"This is the tale of two rodeo cowboys named Lick and Cody". Pretty nice little tale of love, courage, friendship, "cowboy-up", and rodeo. Even though I'm not a big rodeo fan, I enjoyed it a lot - a ... Read full review


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Baxter Black is the author of eleven volumes of cowboy poetry and the bestselling novel Hey Cowboy, Wanna Get Lucky? He is a regular commentator on National Public Radio and writes a weekly column, "On the Edge of Common Sense," which appears in newspapers nationwide.

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