Thalia.de

The Harder They Come

A Novel

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.

Rezension
" The Harder They Come has no solutions to the delusions and dysfunctions it portrays. But it taps memorably into something deeply skewed in the American psyche." The Oregonian (Portland)
Portrait

T.C. Boyle has published fourteen novels and ten collections of short stories. He won the PEN/Faulkner award in 1988 for his novel World’s End, and the Prix Médicis étranger for The Tortilla Curtain in 1995, as well as the 2014 Henry David Thoreau award for excellence in nature writing. He is a Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California and lives in Santa Barbara.

… weiterlesen
In den Warenkorb
Filialabholung

Versandkostenfrei

Bezahlung bei Abholung

Beschreibung

Produktdetails


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 400
Erscheinungsdatum 01.03.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-06-234938-5
Reihe Ecco
Verlag Harper Collins Publ. USA
Maße (L/B/H) 203/136/30 mm
Gewicht 301
Verkaufsrang 9.823
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
7,99
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
Sofort lieferbar
Versandkostenfrei
In den Warenkorb
Filialabholung

Versandkostenfrei

Bezahlung bei Abholung

Andere Kunden interessierten sich auch für

  • 44964907
    The Terranauts
    von T. C. Boyle
    Buch
    13,99
  • 43982715
    The Harder They Come
    von T. C. Boyle
    Buch
    6,99
  • 40024597
    The Harder They Come
    von T. C. Boyle
    Buch
    14,99
  • 42769827
    The Girl on the Train
    von Paula Hawkins
    (1)
    Buch
    7,40
  • 34910866
    The Life List
    von Lori Nelson Spielman
    (5)
    Buch
    6,99 bisher 9,70
  • 42413879
    All the Light We Cannot See
    von Anthony Doerr
    (2)
    Buch
    7,85 bisher 10,49
  • 43809866
    It Ends with Us
    von Colleen Hoover
    (1)
    Buch
    8,99 bisher 11,50
  • 29974749
    Me Before You
    von Jojo Moyes
    (6)
    Buch
    8,85 bisher 11,80
  • 4570744
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    von Mark Haddon
    (7)
    Buch
    6,99
  • 40495717
    Here I Am
    von Jonathan Safran Foer
    (1)
    Buch
    9,99
  • 45047266
    Nutshell
    von Ian McEwan
    (2)
    Buch
    14,99
  • 44681417
    The Seven Sisters 03. The Shadow Sister
    von Lucinda Riley
    Buch
    13,95 bisher 16,49
  • 40476149
    After You
    von Jojo Moyes
    Buch
    7,99
  • 46005753
    Born a Crime
    von Trevor Noah
    Buch
    13,99
  • 46095035
    Born A Crime
    von Trevor Noah
    Buch
    14,99
  • 43943028
    After You
    von Jojo Moyes
    (1)
    Buch
    8,50 bisher 10,00
  • 45619451
    Two by Two
    von Nicholas Sparks
    Buch
    13,99
  • 35006002
    S.
    von J. J. Abrams
    (2)
    Buch
    27,99 bisher 38,90
  • 44871835
    Swing Time
    von Zadie Smith
    (2)
    Buch
    12,99
  • 15053199
    Silver Bay
    von Jojo Moyes
    (1)
    Buch
    7,99 bisher 9,99

Kundenbewertungen


Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.

Wird oft zusammen gekauft

The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come

von T. C. Boyle

Buch
7,99
+
=
Nothing But the Night

Nothing But the Night

von John Williams

Buch
22,99
+
=

für

30,98

inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.

Alle kaufen