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The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley (MP3 CD)

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“Hannah Tinti has accomplished something rare in The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley: she has written a book too exciting to put down, but too well written to race through or, heaven forbid, skim. Her novel, however, is more than just a treat for those of us who love literary thrillers; it is also a provocative exploration of violence and the extremes to which men and women will go to defend those they love. Because Tinti is so good at what she does, it is virtually impossible for us, her readers, not to become complicit in the mayhem and to be left wondering, in the end, what we would do in her characters' places.”
— Ezra Goldstein (E), Community Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY

Description


A father protects his daughter from the legacy of his past--and the truth about her mother's death--in this thrilling new novel from the prize-winning author of The Good Thief.

After years spent living on the run, Samuel Hawley moves with his teenage daughter, Loo, to Olympus, Massachusetts. There, in his late wife's hometown, Hawley finds work as a fisherman, while Loo struggles to fit in at school and grows curious about her mother's mysterious death. Haunting them both are twelve scars Hawley carries on his body, from twelve bullets in his criminal past--a past that eventually spills over into his daughter's present, until together they must face a reckoning yet to come. This father-daughter epic weaves back and forth through time and across America, from Alaska to the Adirondacks. Both a coming-of-age novel and a literary thriller, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley explores what it means to be a hero, and the cost we pay to protect the people we love most.

Praise for Hannah Tinti

"She is an adventuress who lays bare her characters' hearts with a precision and a fearlessness that will leave you shaken."--Junot Diaz

"The key to Tinti's success . . . is the constant tension between tenderness and peril."--The Washington Post


Product Details
ISBN: 9781423385387
ISBN-10: 1423385381
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: March 28th, 2017
Language: English

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