A Thousand Pardons: A Novel by Jonathan Dee

A Thousand Pardons: A Novel by Jonathan Dee

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Once a privileged and loving couple, the Armsteads have now reached a breaking point. Ben, a partner in a prestigious law firm, has become unpredictable at work and withdrawn at home—a change that weighs heavily on his wife, Helen, and their preteen daughter, Sara.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, swiftly and spectacularly.
Thrust back into the working world, Helen finds a job in public relations and relocates with Sara from their home in upstate New York to an apartment in Manhattan. There, Helen discovers she has a rare gift, indispensable in the world of image control: She can convince arrogant men to admit their mistakes, spinning crises into second chances. Yet redemption is more easily granted in her professional life than in her personal one.
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.


  • Publisher : Random House; 1st edition (March 12, 2013)
  • Language: : English
  • Hardcover : 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0812993217
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0812993219
  • Item Weight : 1.1 pounds
  • Dimensions : 6.35 x 0.97 x 9.55 inches