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Parthian Books

Leading to Texas-2

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'With Leading to Texas-2, Aled Smith has mixed a dark and twisted filmic cocktail …  spiced with a comic whiff of Tarantino and Barry Gifford.' – Des Barry

Somewhere near the bleak Head of the Valleys there is a housing estate called Texas-2. Here a vibrant cast of characters, related by blood and dislocated by time, hunt, hate and love each other over the course of a dark yet hilarious narrative.

Through this landscape wanders Hank Evans, epileptic and visionary, a lost soul in search of final meaning. Leading to Texas-2 is a riveting account of violent lives and human redemption in a Wales seldom so revealed in all its stark, bizarre reality. Aled Smith has created a brilliant and lively world; a world imagined over two brutal days and rooted in a place that may never be seen in quite the same way again.


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Aled Smith was born and still lives in South Wales. He has worked extensively in television as a documentary editor and subsequently wrote and directed a number of short fictional films. Leading to Texas-2 is his first novel.