The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come

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… (more)

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Editorial reviews (6 reviews)

Boyle worries about the world and its problems so we don’t have to, and he writes it all down.

“The Harder They Come” is brutally unsentimental about the toxic combination of anger, alienation and violence.

The Harder They Come, T. C. Boyle’s new novel, is his best in years. It opens with a killing and ends with a killing. What is in between these pages will keep you turning them well into the night. After finishing it you’ll understand why Mr.Boyle is one of America’s great writers.

Book Details  

Publisher: Ecco (March 31, 2015)

Language: English

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