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The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come (Paperback, UK open market ed)

By Boyle, T. C.

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Sten Stenson, Vietnam veteran and retired school principal, and his wife, Carolee, are on a cruise in Costa Rica when their coach excursion is hijacked. Sten's military training overtakes him and within moments one of the attackers lies dead. The rest flee and Sten finds himself ...hailed a hero by the tour group and everyone back home. Meanwhile, in the redwood forests north of San Francisco, Sara - a farrier who refuses to recognize the authority of the government - is arrested after failing to cooperate with police at a routine stop. A chance meeting with twenty-five-year-old Adam, Sten and Carolee's unstable son, sparks a strange but passionate relationship fuelled by a mutual hatred of the law. Adam, an angry and misunderstood outsider, perennially dressed in camouflage and with his head shaved to the bone, has an unhealthy obsession with nineteenth-century mountain man John Colter. As Adam's views and behaviour become steadily more extreme, he descends into a spiral of fanatical violence that is impossible for his family or Sara to halt. The latest novel by internationally bestselling author T. C. Boyle, The Harder They Come is as timely as it is provocative. A deep and disturbing meditation on the roots of American gun violence, it explores the fine line between heroism and savagery, and just how far a parent can be held accountable for the actions of his child.
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ISBN 9781408873687
Released NZ 23 Mar 2016
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback, UK open market ed
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ISBN-13 9781408873687
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Released 23 Mar 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, UK open market ed
Edition UK open market ed
Author(s) By Boyle, T. C.
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 111mm
Height: 178mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 212g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade