By T. C. Boyle
From manhattan instances bestselling writer T.C. Boyle, a robust, gripping novel that explores the roots of violence and anti-authoritarianism inherent within the American character
Set in modern Northern California, The tougher they arrive explores the risky connections among 3 broken people—an getting older ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically volatile son, and the son's paranoid, much-older lover—as they careen towards an explosive confrontation.
On a cruise to principal the United States, seventy-year-old Sten Stensen unflinchingly kills an armed robber menacing a busload of visitors. The reluctant hero is relieved to come domestic to citadel Bragg, California—only to discover that his delusional son, Adam, has spiraled out of control.
Adam has get involved with Sara, a hardened member of a right-wing anarchist team that refuses to recognize the legislation of the kingdom. Adam's senior by means of a few fifteen years, she turns into his protector and inamorata. As Adam's psychological nation fractures, he turns into more and more delusional till a schizophrenic breakdown leads him to shoot humans. at the run, he's taking to the woods, spurring the largest manhunt in California history.
As T.C. Boyle explores a father's legacy of violence and his powerlessness in on the subject of his both violent son, he deals exceptional insights into the yank psyche. encouraged by means of a real tale, The tougher they arrive is a devastating and indelible novel from a latest grasp.