The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley: A Novel

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley: A Novel Author Hannah Tinti
ISBN-10 0812989880
ISBN-13 9780812989885
Year 2017-03-28
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher The Dial Press
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A coming of age novel and a literary thrill ride about the price we pay to protect the people we love most A father daughter road trip you wont soon forget Richard Russo Samuel Hawley isnt like the other fathers in Olympus Massachusetts A loner who spent years living on the run he raised his beloved daughter Loo on the road moving from motel to motel always watching his back Now that Loos a teenager Hawley wants only to give her a normal life In his late wifes hometown he finds work as a fisherman while Loo struggles to fit in at the local high school Growing more and more curious about the mother she never knew Loo begins to investigate Soon everywhere she turns she encounters the mysteries of her parents lives before she was born This hidden past is made all the more real by the twelve scars her father carries on his body Each scar is from a bullet Hawley took over the course of his criminal career Each is a memory of another place on the map another thrilling close call another moment of love lost and found As Loo uncovers a history thats darker than she could have known the demons of her fathers past spill over into the presentand together both Hawley and Loo must face a reckoning yet to come Praise for The Twelve Lives of Samuel HawleyA master class in literary suspense Ron Charles The Washington PostTinti depicts brutality and compassion with exquisite sensitivity creating a powerful overlay of love and pain The New Yorker Hannah Tintis beautifully constructed second novel uses the scars on Hawleys bodyall twelve bullet wounds one by oneto show who he is what hes done and why the past chases and clings to him with such tenacity The Boston Globe The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawleyis an adventure epic with the deeper resonance of myth Tinti exhibits an aptitude for shining a piercing light into the corners of her characters hearts and minds O The Oprah Magazine The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley is a gripping father daughter road trip where the bad guys are never far behind Tarantino like in its plot twists action and violence the novel sweeps across the country and back and forth in time Interview The Twelves Lives of Samuel Hawleyis a thrillingly told tale that touches on the mythological and the mundane with equally compelling results BuzzFeed This is a surprising and celebratory father daughter story told with astonishing language and scope BBCTintis second novel was years in the making and well worth the wait This contemporary interpretation of the Greek myth of Hercules whose twelve labors are represented by Hawleys twelve bullet wounds is at once an American epic a hardboiled crime story and an exploration of familial love Otto Penzler LitHub An unforgettable novel PopSugar Tintis storytelling is masterfulshe weaves together dozens of beautifully drawn characters NYLON Tinti knows how to blend emotional connections with engrossing plots The Huffington Post Hannah Tinti proves herself to be an old fashioned storyteller of the highest order Ann Patchett author of Commonwealth

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