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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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Hardback Editions

1600 : UK Hardback
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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   Amazon UK   


March 2015 : USA Hardback
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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
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : UK Paperback
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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
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April 2016 : UK Paperback
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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   Amazon CA   


March 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Harder They Come
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 0-06-234938-4 / 978-0-06-234938-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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March 2015 : USA Paperback
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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
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January 2015 : USA Paperback
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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
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March 2015 : UK Paperback
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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
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Title: The Harder They Come
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 1-4815-3426-2 / 978-1-4815-3426-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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March 2015 : USA Audio CD
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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
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March 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Harder They Come: A Novel
Author(s): T C Boyle
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

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


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



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