Tinti, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
Bursting with imaginative exuberance, The Twelve Lives of Samuel
Hawley by Hannah Tinti has been described as 'One part Quentin Tarantino, and
party Scheherazade' (Ann Patchett) and will appeal to fans of The Sisters
Brothers or The Watchmaker of Filigree Street.
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. 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
price we pay to protect the people we love.