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The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti

Discussion dates:

April 25 & 28, 2017

A mesmerizing father-daughter epic that explores what it means to be a hero.

Samuel Hawley isn’t like the other fathers in Olympus, Massachusetts. A loner who spent years living on the run, he raised his 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.  “Seamlessly transposing classical myth into a quintessentially American landscape and marrying taut suspense with dreamy lyricism…”

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