Last Updated on Monday, 05 November 2012 10:53
The Brave: a novel by Nicholas Evans
As a student at the Ashlawn Preparatory School in 1959 England, eight-year-old, cowboy-crazy Tommy Bedford is teased for being a bed wetter and gets the shock of his young life when he learns that his sister, glamorous “Next Big Thing” actress Diane Reed, is really his mother.Soon afterwards, she and Tommy move to L.A., where Diane falls for TV cowboy Ray Montane, and their tortured relationship leads to a horrifying act of violence that has lifelong repercussions for Tommy.
In a parallel, present-day plot, 50-ish Tom, now a writer and documentary filmmaker who specializes in the American West, lives in Montana, is divorced and estranged from his adult son, Danny, who has been accused of committing an atrocity while serving in Iraq, for which he will be tried in military court.
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