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.
"Ward Just is not merely America's best political novelist. He is America's greatest living novelist."--Susan Zakin, Lithub
"Just's a master at blending the personal and political. Forgetfulness gets at the heart of terrorism and revenge."--USA Today
Paperback | 272 pages
142 x 210 x 18mm | 290g
05 Sep 2007
Boston, MA, United States
A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The insides of both the front and back covers have yellowed considerably. The first four pages of the book are bordered with a very faint yellowing caused by age. All other pages are undamaged, with very minimal creasing but no tearing. No discolouring, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.