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A Thousand Pardons

(2013)
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Ben and Helen Armstead have reached breaking point. Once a privileged and loving couple, widely envied and respected, it takes just one afternoon - and a single act of recklessness - for Ben to deal the final blow to their marriage, spectacularly demolishing everything they built together.

Separated from her husband, Helen and her teenage daughter Sara leave their family home for Manhattan, where Helen must build a new life for them both. Thrust back into the working world, Helen takes a job in PR - her first in many years - and discovers she has a rare gift: she can convince arrogant men to admit their mistakes, spinning crises into second chances.

Faced with the fallout from her own marriage, and her daughter's increasingly distant behaviour, Helen finds that the capacity for forgiveness she nurtures so successfully in her professional life is far harder to apply to her personal one.

A Thousand Pardons is an elegant, audacious, gripping and sharply observed novel about a marriage in ruins and a family in crisis; about the limits of self-invention and the seduction of self-destruction.

Praise for Jonathan Dee:

'A deliciously sophisticated engine of literary darkness.' Jonathan Franzen.

'Dee is graceful; articulate and perceptive, and often hilariously funny... full of elegance, vitality and complexity.' New York Times.

'The Privileges is verbally brilliant, intellectually astute and intricately knowing. It is also very funny and a great, great pleasure to read. Jonathan Dee is a wonderful writer.' Richard Ford.

'The Privileges is a pitch-perfect evocation of a particular stratum of New York society as well as a moving meditation on family and romantic love. The tour de force first chapter alone is worth the price of admission.' Jay McInerney.

 
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Used availability for Jonathan Dee's A Thousand Pardons


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Hardback Editions

May 2013 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: A Thousand Pardons
Author(s): Jonathan Dee
ISBN: 1-84901-737-9 / 978-1-84901-737-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
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March 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: A Thousand Pardons: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Dee
ISBN: 0-8129-9321-7 / 978-0-8129-9321-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

December 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: A Thousand Pardons
Author(s): Jonathan Dee
ISBN: 1-4448-2215-2 / 978-1-4448-2215-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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September 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: A Thousand Pardons
Author(s): Jonathan Dee
ISBN: 1-4721-0833-7 / 978-1-4721-0833-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
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September 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: A Thousand Pardons
Author(s): Jonathan Dee
ISBN: 1-4721-0834-5 / 978-1-4721-0834-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
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September 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: A Thousand Pardons
Author(s): Jonathan Dee
ISBN: 1-4721-1325-X / 978-1-4721-1325-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: A Thousand Pardons: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Dee
ISBN: 0-8129-8338-6 / 978-0-8129-8338-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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May 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: A Thousand Pardons
Author(s): Jonathan Dee
ISBN: 1-4721-0852-3 / 978-1-4721-0852-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Thousand Pardons
Author(s): Jonathan Dee
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Thousand Pardons: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Dee
Publisher: Random House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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