Hawkes Harbor

By S. E. Hinton
(Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780765305633, 256pp.)

Publication Date: August 26, 2004

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Mass Market Paperback, MP3 CD, MP3 CD, Compact Disc, Compact Disc

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Description

An orphan and a bastard, Jamie Sommers grew up knowing he had no hope of heaven. Conceived in adultery and born in sin, Jamie was destined to repeat the sins of his parents -or so the nuns told him. And he proved them right. Taking to sea, Jamie sought out danger and adventure in exotic ports all over the world as a smuggler, gunrunner-and murderer. Tough enough to handle anything, he's survived foreign prisons, pirates, and a shark attack. But in a quiet seaside town in Delaware, Jamie discovered something that was enough to drive him insane-and change his life forever. For it was in Hawkes Harbor that Jamie came face to face with the ultimate evil....




About the Author

The legendary author of The Outsiders (1967), That Was Then This Is Now (1971), Rumble Fish (1975), Tex (1979), S.E. Hinton is acclaimed as one of the most provocative, best known and best selling young adult authors of all time. More than thirty years after its publication The Outsiders continues to appear on such bestseller lists as USA Today. And in PW's recently published "All-Time Bestelling Children's Books" (paperbacks) selling over 10,000,000 copies since its first publication, The Outsiders takes the number two position flanked by E.B. White's Charlotte's Web in first position and Judy Blume's Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing in third. Hinton's gritty and powerful novels have also inspired four major motion pictures. She lives in her home town of Tulsa, Oklahoma.




Praise For Hawkes Harbor

"Hawkes Harbor is a ride so wild it all but lifts off the pages."
--Ellen Kanner, Pages Magazine, on Hawkes Harbor

"In this fast-moving, well-paced, mesmerizing tale, Hinton has created an unforgettable and haunting group of outsiders..." --Bill Mollineau, ALAN Past-President, National Council Teachers of English, on Hawkes Harbor

"Well paced, dramatic writing is enhanced by a circuitous plot-line and carefully crafted characters. Readers will race through the pages trying to figure out how Jamie can ever overcome his psychological demons and the physical threats that hold him captive." --Susan Riley, Director, Mount Kisco Public Library, NY, on Hawkes Harbor

"Hinton sure hasn't lost her gift for describing the lives of people living on the fringes...You really feel for Jamie..." --Judith Valco, Regional Adult Services Coordinator, County of Los Angeles Public Library, on Hawkes Harbor

"Hawkes Harbor is a ride so wild it all but lifts off the pages."
-Ellen Kanner

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