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Published on August 10th, 2013


A Thousand Pardons by Jonathan Dee

Stig Abell in The Daily Telegraph would have renamed Jonathan Dee’s new novel A Thousand and One Pardons :

This is a novel of apologies. From an initial marital lapse in the early pages to the final sigh-saturated reconciliation at the end, Jonathan Dee has written a narrative motivated by the power of saying sorry. A Thousand Pardons is also an apology of a novel: a sorrowful exercise in dreary American naturalism, in journalistic fidelity to the loves and lives of its forgettable characters.”

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