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Tom Hall and the Captain of All These Men of Death

by Russell Hill


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ISBN No :9781545722480

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Tom Hall is one of those rare books which qualifies as a Young Adult novel as well as a challenging read for adults. In this coming-of-age work, twelve-year-old Tom Hall must accompany his sick father to a tuberculosis sanitarium in Arizona. The year is 1945, and Eddie, Tom's father, calls the magic mountain "a place where a bunch of men wait to die." Tom discovers the world of the Arizona back country, witnesses a savage beating of an American Indian friend, and comes to recognize the awful finality of a terminal illness. He and his father move to Los Angeles with Larry, Eddie's nurse from the sanitarium, and Tom encounters new experiences. He learns about beach life, about survival on the streets, about carnivals and horse races; he skips school and rides the electric streetcars, searching for meaning in a life that seems to be on hold, both frightening and exciting. The startling conclusion of this story will stay with the reader long after the final page is turned.

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Russell Hill

Russell Hill is the author of three Edgar-nominated novels as well as several other books. His work has been translated into French, German, Polish, Japanese, and Spanish, and one novel, The Lord God Bird, has been optioned for a movie. Hill is an avid fly fisherman, has written for outdoor magazines, and has taught writing for forty years. He still lives in California where he has spent most of his life.

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