A thousand pardons : a novel / Jonathan Dee.
Author: Dee, Jonathan.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2013.
Description: 214 p. ; 25 cm.
Subject: Divorced women Fiction.
Man-woman relationships Fiction.
Corporations Corrupt practices Fiction.
Political corruption Fiction.
Summary: Forced back into the working world after her lawyer husband's downfall, Helen discovers a talent for public relations and is tempted away from her dysfunctional family by her childhood crush, who needs her professional assistance.
What do we really want when we ask for forgiveness? Ben, a partner in a prestigious law firm, has become unpredictable at work and withdrawn at home. The change weighs heavily on his wife, Helen, and their preteen daughter, Sara. Then, in one afternoon, Ben's recklessness takes an alarming turn, and everything the Armsteads have built together unravels. As she is confronted with the biggest case of her career, the fallout from her marriage, and Sara's increasingly distant behavior, Helen must face the limits of accountability and her own capacity for forgiveness.