A Thousand Pardons: A Novel by Jonathan Dee

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 will we actually 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 Ben, a companion in a prestigious legislation company, has develop into unpredictable at paintings and withdrawn at home—a switch that weighs seriously on his spouse, Helen, and their preteen daughter, Sara.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 outfitted jointly unravels, rapidly and spectacularly.
ward off into the operating global, Helen unearths a task in public family and relocates with Sara from their domestic in upstate big apple to an condo in long island. There, Helen discovers she has an extraordinary reward, necessary on this planet of snapshot keep an eye on: she will be able to persuade smug males to confess their blunders, spinning crises into moment possibilities. but redemption is extra simply granted in her expert existence than in her own one.
As she is faced with the largest case of her occupation, the fallout from her marriage, and Sara’s more and more far-off habit, Helen needs to face the bounds of responsibility and her personal capability for forgiveness.

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