Rowdy in Paris

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Penguin, 2008 - Fiction - 274 pages
2 Reviews
A rollicking comic romp by the author of Skipped Parts and Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty.

Rowdy Talbot isn't the world's greatest bull rider. Not even close. But he lives by the cowboy code, and he never forgets to take off his cowboy hat during the national anthem.

When Rowdy wins the rodeo in Crockett County, Colorado, he celebrates his triumph with two young Frenchwomen he meets in a local bar. The next morning, when he discovers that the two have left for Paris with the championship belt buckle he won, Rowdy does what any true cowboy would: He hops on a plane to the City of Light to retrieve it.

What follows is a comic collision of cultures and personalities. In Rowdy in Paris, Tim Sandlin has concocted an unlikely but engaging m lange of characters: disaffected French revolutionaries, a turquoise-peddling CIA operative, and a middle-aged courtesan, all caught in a plot to destroy an American fast-food chain. At the center of the chaos is Rowdy himself, who finds as he searches for the belt buckle that there's another world beyond the back of a bull.

By turns smart and satirical, biting and engaging, Rowdy in Paris is a surprisingly moving story about what it means to broaden one's horizons by opening one's heart.
 

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User Review  - dafewillis - LibraryThing

Teton County Library was my first job outta library school. Tim Sandlin sat at a particular table, on the Southeast side of the building, where the light filtered in just right and he was seldom ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brianna_H - LibraryThing

Tim Sandlin’s fictional cowboy, Rowdy Talbot, is a conundrum of dichotomies. He is crass and honorable; sensitive and tough; sad, and funny. In ‘Rowdy in Paris’, Rowdy Talbot’s adventure starts with a ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
13
Section 4
19
Section 5
28
Section 6
47
Section 7
61
Section 8
66
Section 16
149
Section 17
159
Section 18
165
Section 19
198
Section 20
206
Section 21
213
Section 22
217
Section 23
229

Section 9
74
Section 10
90
Section 11
105
Section 12
111
Section 13
121
Section 14
136
Section 15
143
Section 24
236
Section 25
245
Section 26
259
Section 27
275
Section 28
277
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About the author (2008)

Tim Sandlin is the author of several novels, including Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty and Skipped Parts, a New York Times Notable Book.

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