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The Harder They Come

(2015)
A novel by

 
Acclaimed New York Times best-selling author T.C. Boyle makes his Ecco debut with a powerful, gripping novel that explores the roots of violence and antiauthoritarianism 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 toward an explosive confrontation.

On a vacation cruise to Central America with his wife, 70-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 nonapplicable. Adam's senior by some 15 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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Hardback Editions

1600 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: The Harder They Come: A Novel
Author(s): T C Boyle
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

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

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


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