Blood Father by Peter CraigNOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
A gripping novel about a young woman being chased by her violent past, and the flawed father forced to come to her rescue
Lydia Carson is an accident waiting to happen. Strung out, shes always running from disaster, and more often shes running right into it. Now at seventeen, Lydia has stumbled onto real trouble. Not only has she witnessed a brutal murder perpetrated by her boyfriend, but his minions are out to make sure that she doesnt have a story to tell the police.
John Link is a former Hells Angel, an ex-con, trying to stay clean and sober while running a tattoo parlor from the kitchen of his trailer home. Hes also Lydias long-estranged father, and when both the police and her boyfriends thugs are hot on Lydias trail, Link becomes Lydias only hope.
From the highly acclaimed author of Hot Plastic, Blood Father is a gripping novel that confirms Peter Craigs place among the best crime novelists of his generation.
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The film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on 21 May and was released on 12 August , by Lionsgate Premiere. Lydia buys bullets at a megastore for her boyfriend Jonah Pincerna and his gang. After loading up, the gang goes to kill a tenant family who apparently stole money the gang had stashed in the walls of their rented house. After killing a tenant, Jonah ties up another and presses Lydia to kill her. However, Lydia accidentally shoots Jonah in the neck, apparently killing him, and escapes the crime scene. She contacts her estranged father, John Link, an ex-convict and recovering alcoholic out on parole after serving seven years in prison. He picks up Lydia, takes her back to his trailer house , and learns that she is both a drug addict and an alcoholic.
A former bad, bad man with a wild beard and a deep well of cynicism, John lives in a trailer parked on one of those picturesquely godforsaken southwestern landscapes where John Ford-style homesteaders once circled the wagons. The dream of the Old West dies hard, especially in the movies. The movie is basically one of those rescue missions in which two people end up saving each other, in this case John and his long-missing daughter, Lydia Erin Moriarty. She reappears in his life after having made a splashy, gory entrance with some heavily armed gangbangers and an excitable number in a suit, Jonah Diego Luna. Things go south, as they must, and she high-tails it back to Dad. Their laughs take a timeout when the gangbangers show, guns blazing. Richet clearly loves this hard-boiled material as much as he does old films.