A Thousand Pardons: A Novel by Jonathan Dee

By Jonathan Dee

For readers of Jonathan Franzen and Richard Russo, Jonathan Dee’s novels are masterful works of literary fiction. during this sharply saw story of self-invention and public scandal, Dee increases a trenchant query: what will we actually need once we ask for forgiveness?
as soon as a privileged and loving couple, the Armsteads have now reached a verge of collapse. Ben, a associate in a prestigious legislation enterprise, has turn into unpredictable at paintings and withdrawn at home—a swap that weighs seriously on his spouse, Helen, and their preteen daughter, Sara. Then, in a single afternoon, Ben’s recklessness takes an alarming flip, and every little thing the Armsteads have equipped jointly unravels, rapidly and spectacularly.
chase away into the operating international, Helen unearths a task in public family members and relocates with Sara from their domestic in upstate ny to an condo in new york. There, Helen discovers she has a unprecedented present, necessary on this planet of photo keep watch over: she will persuade smug males to confess their error, spinning crises into moment probabilities. but redemption is extra simply granted in her specialist existence than in her own one.
As she is faced with the largest case of her profession, the fallout from her marriage, and Sara’s more and more far away habit, Helen needs to face the boundaries of responsibility and her personal ability for forgiveness.

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Car il peut disparaitre avec eux, rester comme un indechiffrable signe, universel pourtant (en droit, en principe): un jeton, un symbole, une tessere, un trope, une table ou un code. Malgre l'apparence, il n'y a la aucune contradiction dialectisable. Pour illustrer les paradoxes de cette universalisation du ceci, ici, maintenant ou du «quand», on aurait pu citer le debut de la Phenomenologie de l'Esprit. Mais l'ellipse, la discontinuite, la cesure ou la discretion ne se laisse pas ici reduire ou relever (aufheben).

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