The brave: a novel

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Years after his rising career was ruined in a violent incident, former western movie star Tom Bedford now lives alone in rural Montana. He rarely sees his son Danny, who is currently deployed in Iraq. But when Danny is charged with murder in the aftermath of a ground skirmish gone wrong, Tom does everything he can to help his son, while simultaneously confronting his own dark past.
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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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title_displayThe brave : a novel
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The Brave A Novel
The brave : a novel / Nicholas Evans
The brave : a novel [electronic resource] / Nicholas Evans
The brave [sound recording] : [a novel] / Nicholas Evans
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