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Forgetfulness by Ward Just

Thomas Railles, an American expatriate and former “odd-jobber” for the CIA, is a successful painter living with his beloved wife, Florette, in a small village in the Pyrenees. On an ordinary autumn day, Florette goes for a walk in the hills and is killed by unknown assailants. Was her death simply a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or was it somehow connected to Thomas’s work with the CIA? When French officials detain four Moroccan terrorists and charge them with Florette’s murder, Thomas is invited by his boyhood friend (and former agency handler) Bernhard to witness the interrogation. Thomas's search for answers in this shadow world will lead him to a confrontation that will change him forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618918492
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/05/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 274
Sales rank: 1,231,140
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Ward Just is the author of fourteen previous novels, including the National book Award finalist Echo House and An Unfinished Season, winner of the Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Award. In a career that began as a war correspondent for Newsweek and the Washington Post, Just has lived and written in half a dozen countries, including Britain, France, and Vietnam. His characters often lead public lives as politicians, civil servants, soldiers, artists, and writers. It is the tension between public duty and private conscience that animates much of his fiction, including Forgetfulness. Just and his wife, Sarah Catchpole, divide their time between Martha’s Vineyard and Paris.

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Forgetfulness 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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I picked this book up at a very unique neighborhood bookstore where they only carry 1-2 copies of each book. I wondered through the alphabet to J authors & stumbled on Ward Just - & am so glad that I did. Forgetfulness is a very thought provoking story about love, sophisticated personalities, revenge, solitude. I enjoy stories that keep you reading but also keep you thinking. Nice read. I will pick up a 2nd Ward Just book soon.
Maximillian More than 1 year ago
This is the second book I have read by Ward Just. I find there is a lot to think about in his novels. Some other observations: the stories don't end the way you expect them to and setting and description are very important to the novels. If you are looking for an author with a different style, try a novel by Ward Just.
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