By Jonathan Dee
For readers of Jonathan Franzen and Richard Russo, Jonathan Dee’s novels are masterful works of literary fiction. during this sharply saw story of self-invention and public scandal, Dee increases a trenchant query: what can we really need once we ask for forgiveness?
as soon as a privileged and loving couple, the Armsteads have now reached a verge of collapse. Ben, a accomplice in a prestigious legislations enterprise, has develop into unpredictable at paintings and withdrawn at home—a swap that weighs seriously on his spouse, Helen, and their preteen daughter, Sara. Then, in a single afternoon, Ben’s recklessness takes an alarming flip, and every little thing the Armsteads have equipped jointly unravels, speedily and spectacularly.
push back into the operating international, Helen reveals a role in public family members and relocates with Sara from their domestic in upstate manhattan to an house in big apple. There, Helen discovers she has a unprecedented reward, vital on the planet of snapshot regulate: she will persuade conceited males to confess their errors, spinning crises into moment percentages. but redemption is extra simply granted in her specialist lifestyles than in her own one.
As she is faced with the largest case of her profession, the fallout from her marriage, and Sara’s more and more far away habit, Helen needs to face the bounds of responsibility and her personal potential for forgiveness.
Advance compliment for A Thousand Pardons
“That infrequent factor: a real literary mystery, with a trenchant, hilarious portrait of our collective eager for authenticity.”—Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of A stopover at from the Goon Squad
“A web page turner with out sacrificing a smidgen of mental perception. What a triumph.”—Kirkus (starred evaluation)
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A Thousand Pardons: A Novel by Jonathan Dee