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A Thousand Pardons

Jonathan Dee

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

New from the author of the critically acclaimed The Privileges, and featured in Simon Mayo's Radio 2 Book Club and Waterstones Book Club. Helen's marriage falls asunder in a spectacularly humiliating, public manner. Thrust into a future that feels like a nightmare, she struggles to come to terms with her husband's crisis, her daughter's estrangement, and her own capa

Ben and Helen Armstead have reached breaking point and it takes one afternoon - and a single act of recklessness - for Ben to deal the final blow to their marriage, spectacularly demolishing everything they built together.

Helen and her teenage daughter Sara leave for Manhattan where Helen takes a job in PR - her first in many years - and discovers she has a gift for spinning crises into second chances. But can she apply her professional talent to her personal life?

A Thousand Pardons is an elegant, audacious, gripping and sharply observed novel about a marriage in ruins and a family in crisis; about the limits of self-invention and the seduction of self-destruction.

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Praise for A Thousand Pardons

  • A Thousand Pardons is that rare thing: a genuine literary thriller. Eerily suspenseful and packed with dramatic event, it also offers a trenchant, hilarious portrait of our collective longing for authenticity in these over-mediated times.

  • Guilt, redemption and the American dream of starting afresh are Pulitzer-Prize nominee Jonathan Dee's themes in this thoroughly enjoyable comic tale. - Daily Mail

  • The American novelist who has his finger on the pulse. - BBC Front Row

  • Deliciously readable. - Irish Independent

  • Slickly written and great entertainment. - Evening Standard

  • Part relationship drama, part thriller, this is one of our favourite books of the year so far. - Bella

  • ...shrewdly observed and compulsively readable. - Literary Review

  • With his sixth novel, Pulitzer finalist Dee has written a page turner without sacrificing a smidgen of psychological insight. What a triumph. - Kirkus (Starred Review)

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Jonathan Dee

Sasha Fenton was born in Bushey, near London (UK), and became a professional astrologer, palmist, and tarot card reader in 1974. She has written 127 books, mainly on mind, body, and spirit subjects, with sales of over 6.5 million copies and translations into 12 different languages.

Jonathan Dee was an acclaimed astrology, tarot card reader, and psychic. He was also a scholarly astrologer and a prolific author who had an exhaustive knowledge of Ancient Egyptian history. A direct descendant of the Royal Astrologer and mathematician to Queen Elizabeth I, Dr John Dee of old, Johnathan died in 2010 at the age of 52.

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