By T.C. Boyle
Acclaimed New York Times bestselling writer T.C. Boyle makes his Ecco debut with a strong, gripping novel that explores the roots of violence and anti-authoritarianism inherent within the American character.
Set in modern Northern California, The tougher They Come explores the unstable connections among 3 broken people—an getting older ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically volatile son, and the son's paranoid, a lot older lover—as they careen in the direction of an explosive confrontation.
On a holiday cruise to primary the USA together with his spouse, seventy-year-old Sten Stensen unflinchingly kills a gun-wielding robber menacing a busload of senior travelers. The reluctant hero is relieved to come domestic to citadel Bragg, California, after the ordeal—only to discover that his delusional son, Adam, has spiraled out of control.
Adam has get entangled with Sara Hovarty Jennings, a hardened member of the Sovereign electorate’ stream, right-wing anarchists who refuse to recognize the legislation and rules of the country, contemplating them to be fake and non-applicable. Adam’s senior via a few fifteen years, Sara turns into his protector and inamorata. As Adam's psychological nation fractures, he turns into more and more schizophrenic—a breakdown that leads him to shoot humans in separate cases. at the run, he's taking to the woods, spurring the largest manhunt in California history.
As he explores a father’s legacy of violence and his powerlessness in in terms of his both violent son, T. C. Boyle deals remarkable mental insights into the yankee psyche. encouraged through a real tale, The tougher They Come is a devastating and indelible novel from a latest master.