The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
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Po letech na útěku se Samuel se svou dcerou Loo snaží usadit. Jenže otázky ohledně smrti její matky a střelných ranách, které v minulosti Samuel utržil, znovu vyvstávají.
Bursting with imagination, THE TWELVE LIVES OF SAMUEL HAWLEY by Hannah Tinti has been described as 'One part Quentin Tarantino, one part Scheherazade' (Ann Patchett) and will appeal to fans of the Coen Brothers' True Grit or Emma Cline's The Girls.
Hero. Villain. Father...
After years spent living on the run, Samuel Hawley and his daughter Loo finally settle in Olympus, Massachusetts. Hawley takes up fishing, while Loo struggles with friendship and first love, and tries to piece together the puzzle surrounding her mother's death. Haunting them both are the twelve scars Hawley carries on his body, from twelve bullets in his criminal past - a past that is about to spill over into Loo's present, with explosive consequences.
Biographical NotesHannah Tinti is the author of the short story collection ANIMAL CRACKERS and co-founder and editor in chief of One Story magazine. Her first novel, THE GOOD THIEF, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and winner of the Centre for Fiction's First Novel Prize and a recipient of the American Library Association's Alex Award.
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 won´t soon forget."-Richard Russo Samuel Hawley isn´t 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 Loo´s a teenager, Hawley wants only to give her a normal life. In his late wife´s 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 that´s darker than she could have known, the demons of her father´s past spill over into the present-and together both Hawley and Loo must face a reckoning yet to come.