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Sven BirkertsFor a nation so besotted with politics, we have very few novelists who address the treacherous interface between public and private spheres, probing the implications of accountability. Ward Just is a distinguished exception…Just's novel addresses power, but not in its deployment. Rather, Exiles in the Garden seeks to understand the individual's ability—and will—to make a full self-accounting and to act accordingly. The unexamined life may not be worth living, but the unlived life, examined, yields a stark cautionary wisdom.
—The New York Times