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The Harder They Come

(2015)
A novel by

 
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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Used availability for T Coraghessan Boyle's The Harder They Come


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Hardback Editions

May 2015 : UK Hardback
Title: The Harder They Come
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 1-4088-5992-0 / 978-1-4088-5992-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: The Harder They Come: A Novel
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 0-06-234937-6 / 978-0-06-234937-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The Harder They Come
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 1-4088-5995-5 / 978-1-4088-5995-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The Harder They Come
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 1-4088-7368-0 / 978-1-4088-7368-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: The Harder They Come
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 0-06-234938-4 / 978-0-06-234938-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The Harder They Come: A Novel
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 0-06-237039-1 / 978-0-06-237039-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The Harder They Come: A Novel
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 0-06-239071-6 / 978-0-06-239071-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The Harder They Come
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 1-4088-5993-9 / 978-1-4088-5993-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

March 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Harder They Come: A Novel
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 1-4815-3427-0 / 978-1-4815-3427-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishing and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Harder They Come
Author(s): T Coraghessan Boyle
ISBN: 1-4815-3426-2 / 978-1-4815-3426-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

March 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Harder They Come: A Novel
Author(s): T C Boyle
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

March 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Harder They Come: A Novel
Author(s): T C Boyle
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

March 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Harder They Come
Author(s): T C Boyle
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   



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