The brave: a novel

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There's little love in eight-year-old Tom Bedford's life. His parents are old and remote and the boarding school they've sent him to bristles with bullies and sadistic staff. The only comfort he gets is from his fantasy world of Cowboys and Indians. But when his sister Diane, a rising star of stage and screen, falls in love with one of his idols, the suave TV cowboy Ray Montane, Tom's life is transformed. They move to Hollywood and all his dreams seem to have come true. Soon, however, the sinister side of Tinseltown casts its shadow and a shocking act of violence changes their lives forever. What happened all those years ago remains a secret that corrodes Tom's life and wrecks his marriage. Only when his estranged son, a US Marine, is charged with murder do the events resurface, forcing him to confront his demons. As he struggles to save his son's life, he will learn the true meaning of bravery. Powerfully written and intensely moving, The Brave traces the legacy of violence behind the myth of the American West and explores our quest for love and identity, the fallibility of heroes and the devastating effects of family secrets.
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Full title brave
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There's little love in eight-year-old Tom Bedford's life. His parents are old and remote and the boarding school they've sent him to bristles with bullies and sadistic staff. The only comfort he gets is from his fantasy world of Cowboys and Indians. But when his sister Diane, a rising star of stage and screen, falls in love with one of his idols, the suave TV cowboy Ray Montane, Tom's life is transformed. They move to Hollywood and all his dreams seem to have come true. Soon, however, the sinister side of Tinseltown casts its shadow and a shocking act of violence changes their lives forever.

What happened all those years ago remains a secret that corrodes Tom's life and wrecks his marriage. Only when his estranged son, a US Marine, is charged with murder do the events resurface, forcing him to confront his demons. As he struggles to save his son's life, he will learn the true meaning of bravery.

Powerfully written and intensely moving, The Brave traces the legacy of violence behind the myth of the American West and explores our quest for love and identity, the fallibility of heroes and the devastating effects of family secrets.

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Civilian war casualties -- Fiction, Family secrets -- Fiction, Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Large type books, Memory -- Fiction, Recollection (Psychology) -- Fiction, Soldiers -- Iraq -- Fiction, Trials (Military offenses) -- Fiction, War casualties -- Fiction
title_display The brave : a novel
title_full The Brave, The Brave A Novel, The brave : a novel / Nicholas Evans, The brave [sound recording] : a novel / Nicholas Evans, The brave [text (large print)] : a novel / Nicholas Evans
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topic_facet Audiobooks, Civilian war casualties, Family secrets, Fathers and sons, Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Memory, Recollection (Psychology), Soldiers, Thriller, Trials (Military offenses), War casualties