The Statement by Brian MooreThe Statement by Brian Moore

The Statement

byBrian Moore

Paperback | February 25, 1997

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An innocuous white Peugeot makes its way around the monasteries of Southern France.  No one would suspect its driver of being the target of commando hit-men and the gendarmerie's most wanted criminal sentenced twice to death in absentia for wartime crimes.  For over forty years this fugitive has been sheltered by both the Catholic Church and the French Government.  Now the net is closing in...


From the Hardcover edition.
Brian Moore, one of Canada's best-loved authors, emigrated to Canada from Ireland in 1948. Four of his nine novels have been made into films, he has been awarded numerous prestigious literary awards, including the Governor General's Award for fiction (twice) and has been nominated for the Booker prize three times. He lives in Nova Sc...
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Title:The StatementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.95 × 5.26 × 0.66 inPublished:February 25, 1997Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0394281993

ISBN - 13:9780394281995

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Pierre Brossard is on the run for his life from a determined squad of unknown hit men, his former 'friends,' and his past. Condemned to death in absentia by French courts for crimes against humanity during the Second World war, he has been in hiding for more than 40 years. Now, perhaps, justice will be done. The Statement has a powerful message about the nature of evil, and the 'civility' of punishment.

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"Masterful... In some ways it is more frightening than a Stephen King novel, because the monsters are not other-worldly... This book goes straight to the bone, punching a hole in the fleshy armor of old politicians and misguided priests and our sentimental faith in justice." -- Vancouver Sun"Dazzling...Irresistable from the first page." -- The Globe and Mail"A classic page-turner, fast-paced, riveting, full of terror, tension and a fine play of ideas." -- London Free PressFrom the Hardcover edition.