Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness

By:  Ward Just

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“Ward Just is not merely America’s best political novelist. He is America’s greatest living novelist.”—Susan Zakin, Lithub

“Just's a master at blending the personal and political. Forgetfulness gets at the heart of terrorism and revenge.”—USA Today

Thomas Railles, an American expatriate and former “odd-jobber” for the CIA, is a successful painter living with his beloved wife, Florette, in a small village in the Pyrenees. On an ordinary autumn day, Florette goes for a walk in the hills and is killed by unknown assailants. Was her death simply a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or was it somehow connected to Thomas’s work with the CIA? When French officials detain four Moroccan terrorists and charge them with Florette’s murder, Thomas is invited by his boyhood friend (and former agency handler) Bernhard to witness the interrogation. Thomas's search for answers in this shadow world will lead him to a confrontation that will change him forever.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618918492

  • ISBN-10: 0618918493

  • Pages: 272

  • Price: $15.95

  • Publication Date: 09/05/2007

  • Carton Quantity: 24

Ward Just
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Ward Just

WARD JUST (1935-2019) was the author of nineteen novels, including Exiles in the Garden, Forgetfulness, the National Book Award finalist Echo House, A Dangerous Friend, winner of the Cooper Prize for fiction from the Society of American Historians, and An Unfinished Season, winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Award and a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize.  
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    “[Just]'s a master at blending the personal and political. Forgetfulness gets at the heart of terrorism and revenge.”—USA Today 

     

    “Forgetfulness is a wonderful addition to [Just's] distinctive and distinguished body of work.”—The New York Times Book Review 

     

    Forgetfulness is an intellectual and emotional marvel of a book.”—Boston Globe 

     

    “Written in a style both taut and reflective, this is suspense of the highest order.”—Atlantic Monthly 

     

    “Mr. Just's finest novel yet.”—The Wall Street Journal 

     

    “The first notable work by a major American writer to engage the moral and emotional complexities of the post-9/11 world.”—Los Angeles Times 

    "A heartbreaking tale that is as contemporary as today's newspaper headlines and as timeless as the most profound classic tragedy."—Bookpage 

     

    “[A] riveting examination of personal loss and political criminality… Just’s Forgetfulness is haunting, clarifying, and imperative." —Booklist, Starred Review 

     

    "Superb—as suspense, as theater, as psychological warfare...[Just] is as seductive a raconteur as ever."—Kirkus Reviews 

     

     

     

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618918492

  • ISBN-10: 0618918493

  • Pages: 272

  • Price: $15.95

  • Publication Date: 09/05/2007

  • Carton Quantity: 24

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