In a nuanced twist on his usual themes — war, loyalty, ethics — Ward Just here examines the post-9/11 landscape. Aging American painter Thomas Railles moves to a rugged Pyrenees village after he marries Florette, a Frenchwoman. But when Florette, hiking in the mountains, is murdered by Moroccan extremists, Railles looks to his own past, which involved working several times with the CIA. What will he do when he finds Florette’s killers — seek revenge or understanding? Many of our best writers, from John Updike to Ian McEwan, are grappling with 9/11 and its fall-out; Just’s take, Forgetfulness, may be the best yet.
Forgetfulness In a nuanced twist on his usual themes — war, loyalty, ethics — Ward Just here examines the post-9/11 landscape. Aging American painter...ForgetfulnessFictionWard Just In a nuanced twist on his usual themes — war, loyalty, ethics — Ward Just here examines the post-9/11 landscape. Aging American painter...2006-08-25Houghton Mifflin
Genre: Fiction; Author: Ward Just; Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Posted August 25 2006 — 12:00 AM EDT
- Casting Net: James Marsden, Rosario Dawson, more lend voices to 'Henchmen'
- From People: Bruce Jenner to pose as woman for 'Vanity Fair' cover
- Judy Greer and Nat Faxon preview 'Married' season 2
- Universal TV to adapt 'The Wicked + The Divine' comic for TV
- I'm not buying Emma Stone as an Asian-American in 'Aloha'
- Iggy Azalea cancels tour
- Marvel contest gives teen girls the chance to attend 'Ant-Man' premiere
- Summer Music Preview 2015: 12 best festivals
- Summer Music Preview 2015: 12 biggest albums
- TV Season Finale Awards: YOUR 2015 winners are...
- Chris Pratt makes a splash: EW Summer Must List photos
- Bill Paxton reminisces about 15 key roles
- Cruel Intentions Reunion, Kim Kardashian, Soleil & Demi and More!