A Thousand Pardons: A Novel

A Thousand Pardons: A Novel

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For readers of Jonathan Franzen and Richard Russo, Jonathan Dee’s novels are masterful works of literary fiction. In this sharply observed tale of self-invention and public scandal, Dee raises a trenchant question: what do we really want when we ask for forgiveness?


Once a privileged and loving couple, the Armsteads have now reached a breaking point. Ben, a partner in a prestigious law firm, has become… (more)

Editorial reviews (7 reviews)

For all its keen insight and fast-paced writing, the book is ultimately weakened by its own identity crisis. And given its potential, that is something for the reader to feel sorry about.

Truthfully, the narrative itself is full of this sort of banal hyper-analysis, with a catastrophic effect on the quality of the writing.

Like its predecessor, The Privileges, Dee’s latest novel is about the disintegration and tenuous re-construction of a family, bristling with keen observations, sharply realistic dialogue, and propulsive sentences in which even mundane events are freighted with tension.

Book Details  

Publisher: Random House (March 12, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 224 pages

File size: 2.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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