An SBMA Parallel Stories author, Santa Barbara local T.C. Boyle has been a thought provoking, entertaining and erudite presenter. He is an acclaimed New York Times bestselling author, and an award-winning novelist and short story writer.
Inspired by a true story, The Harder They Come is a powerful, gripping novel that explores the roots of violence and anti-authoritarianism inherent in the American character. Set in contemporary Northern California, The Harder They Come explores the volatile connections between three damaged people—an aging ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically unstable son, and the son's paranoid, much older lover—as they careen towards an explosive confrontation.