Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Can you run away from who you are?
Years ago Michael Henchard committed a terrible act in a fit of drunken rage. Now he has put his past behind him and become a respected member of the town of Casterbridge, but behind his success lies his shameful secret and his self-destructive temper.
As Henchard's deeds gradually catch up with him, he is forced to face up to his true nature - and risks losing everything he has ever had.