Tom Bedford lives
alone in the isolated wilds of Montana. Having distanced himself from his own
troubled past, he rarely sees his ex-wife, and his son, Danny, is away in
Iraq and hasn’t spoken to him for years. But Tom hasn’t always been so removed
from society—as a boy, his mother was a rising star in the glitzy, enchanted
world of Hollywood in the 60’s. There, she fell in love with the suave Ray
Montane, who played young Tom’s courageous onscreen hero, Red McGraw.
Everything was perfect, until the gold plating on their magical life began to
chip away, revealing an uglier truth beneath. Ray was not who he seemed. So
when Tommy and his mother fell into a deadly confrontation with him, they fled
As a man, Tom has
put all of that behind him, or so he thinks. Unexpectedly, his ex-wife calls,
frantic. Danny has been charged with murder. In the chaos of war, his son has
been caught in a violent skirmish gone awry and the army needs someone to pay
for the mistake. Tom, forced into action, is suddenly alive again and fighting
to save the son he’d let slip away. To succeed, he must confront the violence
in his own past, and he finds these two selves, the past and present, which
he’d fought so long to keep separate, are inextricably connected. As father and
son struggle to understand one another, both are compelled to learn the true
meaning of bravery.
interlacing the past and present, the author of The Horse Whisperer reminds
us that we are tied to the glories and mistakes of our own history.
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