The Forgiven
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The Forgiven

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'A modern Graham Greene' - Sunday Times David and Jo Henniger are on their way to a party at their old friends' home, deep in the Moroccan desert. But as a groggy David navigates the dark desert roads, two young men spring from the roadside, the car swerves and collides with one of the boys... Meanwhile, festivities at the house are in full flow. Under the watchful eyes of their Moroccan staff, the extravagant hosts attend to the whims of their glittering, insatiable guests as the party rages on into a new day. The stage is set for a weekend in which David and Jo must come to terms with their fateful act and its shattering consequences.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 234g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 009957893X
  • 9780099578932
  • 51,055

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"Compelling...Engrossing...Gripping" * Sunday Times * "Surprising and dark and excellent" * New York Times * "A sinister story about guilt, atonement and restitution, fashioned from lean, prowling prose" * Herald * "More than a stylish thriller... The central plot has parallels with The Bonfire of the Vanities, while the socialites could be straight out of The Great Gatsby" * Stylist * "A gripping read" * Kirkus *show more

About Lawrence Osborne

Born in England, Lawrence Osborne is the author of the critically acclaimed novels The Forgiven, The Ballad of a Small Player and Hunters in the Dark. His non-fiction ranges from memoir through travelogue to essays, including Bangkok Days, Paris Dreambook and The Wet and the Dry. His short story 'Volcano' was selected for Best American Short Stories 2012, and he has written for the New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, the New Yorker, Forbes, Harper's and other publications. He lives in Bangkok.show more

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1,004 ratings
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2 9% (86)
1 2% (17)
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