山謬．霍利（Samuel Hawley）長年過著逃亡的生活，他帶著女兒露（Loo）浪跡天涯，身上總是帶著槍，時時警覺著一切。然而，隨著露漸漸長大，山謬決定安頓下來，給女兒正常的生活。他回到亡妻的故鄉麻薩諸塞州的奧林帕斯（Olympus, Massachusetts）擔任漁夫，而露則試圖融入高中生活。
A father protects his daughter from the legacy of his past and the truth about her mother s death in this thrilling new novel from the prize-winning author of The Good Thief.
After years spent living on the run, Samuel Hawley moves with his teenage daughter, Loo, to Olympus, Massachusetts.There, in his late wife s hometown, Hawley finds work as a fisherman, while Loo struggles to fit in at school and grows curious about her mother s mysterious death. Haunting them both are twelve scars Hawley carries on his body, from twelve bullets in his criminal past a past that eventually spills over into his daughter s present, until together they must face a reckoning yet to come. This father-daughter epic weaves back and forth through time and across America, from Alaska to the Adirondacks. Both a coming-of-age novel and a literary thriller, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley explores what it means to be a hero, and the cost we pay to protect the people we love most.
Praise for Hannah Tinti
She is an adventuress who lays bare her characters hearts with a precision and a fearlessness that will leave you shaken. Junot Diaz
The key to Tinti s success . . . is the constant tension between tenderness and peril. The Washington Post"