The Forgiven: A Novel

September 25, 2012|
The Forgiven: A Novel by Lawrence Osborne


NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JESSICA CHASTAIN AND RALPH FIENNES • A haunting novel exploring the reverberations of a random accident on the lives of Moroccan Muslims and Western visitors who converge on a luxurious desert villa for a decadent weekend-long party.

“Surprising and dark and excellent . . . a sinister and streamlined entertainment.”—The New York Times

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The EconomistThe GuardianLibrary Journal

David and Jo Henniger, a doctor and a children's book author, in search of an escape from their less than happy lives in London, accept an invitation to attend a bacchanal 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 one boy is left dead.

When David and Jo arrive at the party, the Moroccan staff, already disgusted by the rich, hedonistic foreigners in their midst, soon learn of David's unforgivable act. Then the boy's irate Berber father appears, and events begin to spin beyond anyone's control.

With spare, evocative prose, searing sensuality, and a gift for the unexpected, Lawrence Osborne memorably portrays the privileged guests wrestling with their secrets amid the remoteness and beauty of the desert landscape. He gradually reveals the jolting backstory of the young man who was killed and leaves David’s fate in the balance as the novel builds to a shattering conclusion.

Title:The Forgiven: A Novel
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:September 25, 2012
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780307889058

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