Little, Brown is proud to be publishing Nicholas Evans' The Brave on 16 September. From the bestselling author of The Horse Whisperer, The Brave is an epic story of one man's struggle to save his son—and himself—from the mistakes of their past.
The motto of the boarding school to which Tommy Bedford is dispatched is Fortune Favours the Brave. It’s 1959 and the school bristles with bullies and sadistic staff. Tommy, a quirky loner, obsessed with cowboys and Indians, needs all the bravery he can summon.
Salvation comes when his glamorous actress sister is swept off to Hollywood by one of his heroes, TV cowboy Ray Montane. But with the Cold War looming, the sinister side of Tinseltown seeps through and Tommy and Diane soon find themselves in jeopardy. Forty years on, Tommy has to confront his boyhood ghosts when his own son finds himself charged with murder.
The Brave is available in hardback on 16 September 2010. Find more information on the book here.