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The Road to Reckoning (Paperback)
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The Road to Reckoning (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 29/01/2015
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A novel that hits right to the heart of fans of Cold Mountain and True Grit. Set in 1837, this is the completely compelling story of 12-year-old orphan Thomas Walker and his treacherous journey home through the wide open lands of America.

Still only twelve years old, Tom Walker is convinced he is a man. Fate, it seems, thinks so too. Travelling west from New York to sell Samuel Colt's newly-invented revolver, the towns get smaller, the forests wilder, and the paths more unforgiving. When a devastating encounter cuts the journey tragically short, Tom is left alone in the wilderness.

The Road to Reckoning is a raw and tender novel about man and boy, and the friendship and fortitude that can spring from hardship.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007511303
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

`It's a thrilling, violent, dangerous piece of old-fashioned storytelling that is also humane and unshowily moving' THE TIMES

`A compelling read: wise, touching and with just the right amount of gun fights'
NATHAN FILER, author of The Shock of the Fall

`As simply told tales go, this is one of the best. It shares with its hero a plain eloquence and a determination and a grace rare in the world and in books. Give The Road to Reckoning to every man you know and they'll thank you for it' JOSHUA FERRIS, author of the Man Booker-shortlisted To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

`Compelling, gripping and beautiful ... a poetic page-turner with precision and heart. In Thomas Walker and Henry Stands Robert Lautner has created characters who live in the memory long after the book is closed'
STEPHEN KELMAN, author of Pigeon English

`This quiet triumph of a novel, a sad and impeccably nuanced tale set against a finely drawn landscape of early pioneer America, left me just amazed and delighted: it will surely establish Robert Lautner as a storyteller of the first order' SIMON WINCHESTER, author of Atlantic: A Vast Ocean of a Million Stories

`A twisty, gripping first novel from British author Lautner...a robust debut that wears its meticulous research lightly' KIRKUS REVIEWS

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“The Road to Reckoning”

If you're riding the surf of the rising tide of the revival of classic westerns then this is the book for you. Spurred on by things like Red Dead Redemption and the recent adaptation of True Grit this book really... More

Hardback edition
31st March 2014
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“A short but punchy western road trip”

I couldn't put this book down. I think the fact it's told through the eyes of an educated, yet slightly naive twelve year old boy gives it an interesting perspective from the start, and you get to witness a... More

Hardback edition
19th February 2014
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“Road To Reckoning”

Interesting tale about a travelling salesman who takes his 12 year old son with him when he starts selling Samuel Colt's new invention - the Paterson (his first attempt at a revolver). Tragedy strikes and Thomas... More

Paperback edition
25th May 2015
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