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The Harder They Come

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author T.C. Boyle makes his Ecco debut with a powerful, gripping novel that explores the roots of violence and anti-authoritarianism inherent in the American character.

Set in contemporary Northern California, The Harder They Come explores the volatile connections between three damaged people - an aging ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically unstable son, and the son's paranoid, much older lover - as they careen towards an explosive confrontation.

On a vacation cruise to Central America with his wife, seventy-year-old Sten Stensen unflinchingly kills a gun-wielding robber menacing a busload of senior tourists. The reluctant hero is relieved to return home to Fort Bragg, California, after the ordeal - only to find that his delusional son, Adam, has spiraled out of control.

Adam has become involved with Sara Hovarty Jennings, a hardened member of the Sovereign Citizens' Movement, right-wing anarchists who refuse to acknowledge the laws and regulations of the state, considering them to be false and non-applicable. Adam's senior by some fifteen years, Sara becomes his protector and inamorata. As Adam's mental state fractures, he becomes increasingly schizophrenic - a breakdown that leads him to shoot two people in separate instances. On the run, he takes to the woods, spurring the biggest manhunt in California history.

As he explores a father's legacy of violence and his powerlessness in relating to his equally violent son, T. C. Boyle offers unparalleled psychological insights into the American psyche. Inspired by a true story, The Harder They Come is a devastating and indelible novel from a modern master.

    

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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
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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

2012 : 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)
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2012 : 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
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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)
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Audio Editions

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 CD
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Title: The Harder They Come: Library Edition
Author(s): T C Boyle
ISBN: 1-4815-3426-2 / 978-1-4815-3426-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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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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March 2015 : Canada 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
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March 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Harder They Come
Author(s): T C Boyle
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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