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Forgive Me: A Novel

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From the acclaimed author of How to Be Lost comes a gorgeous new novel about love, memory, and motherhood.

Nadine Morgan travels the world as a journalist, covering important events, following dangerous leads, and running from anything that might tie her down. Since an assignment in Cape Town ended in tragedy and regret, Nadine has not returned to South Africa, or opened her heart–until she hears the story of Jason Irving.

Jason, an American student, was beaten to death by angry local youths at the height of the apartheid era. Years later, his mother is told that Jason’s killers have applied for amnesty. Jason’s parents pack their bags and fly from Nantucket to Cape Town. Filled with rage, Jason’s mother resolves to fight the murderers’ pleas for forgiveness.

As Nadine follows the Irvings to beautiful, ghost-filled South Africa, she is flooded with memories of a time when the pull toward adventure and intrigue left her with a broken heart. Haunted by guilt and a sense of remorse, and hoping to lose herself in her coverage of the murder trial, Nadine grows closer to Jason’s mother as well as to the mother of one of Jason’s killers–with profound consequences. In a country both foreign and familiar, Nadine is forced to face long-buried demons, come to terms with the missing pieces of her own family past, and learn what it means to truly love and to forgive.

With her dazzling prose and resonant themes, Amanda Eyre Ward has joined the ranks of such beloved American novelists as Anne Tyler and Ann Patchett. Gripping, darkly humorous, and luminous, Forgive Me is an unforgettable story of dreams and longing, betrayal and redemption.

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Synopsis:

Injured on assignment, foreign correspondent Nadine awakens weeks after the accident in the Cape Cod B&B owned by her father and future stepmother and begins making plans to escape her sheltered Cape Cod hometown, until she becomes involved in a local couple's odyssey to South Africa for the hearing in which their son's murderer is planning to confess. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

About the Author

Amanda Eyre Ward is the award-winning author of How to Be Lost and Sleep Toward Heaven. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345504913
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Ward, Amanda Eyre
Author:
Amanda Eyre Ward
Subject:
General
Subject:
Trials (Murder)
Subject:
Women journalists
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080129
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
272

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Forgive Me: A Novel
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Product details 272 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780345504913 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Injured on assignment, foreign correspondent Nadine awakens weeks after the accident in the Cape Cod B&B owned by her father and future stepmother and begins making plans to escape her sheltered Cape Cod hometown, until she becomes involved in a local couple's odyssey to South Africa for the hearing in which their son's murderer is planning to confess. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
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