A Thousand Pardons

A Thousand Pardons: A Novel - Jonathan Dee

Ben has a midlife crisis of horrific proportions and Helen, his wife, divorces him and moves to New York City with their teenage daughter, Sara. There Helen starts work as a crisis management expert for a small PR firm. It seems she has a gift. She can make clients apologize truthfully for what they have done wrong and they are then forgiven by the public. Ben goes to jail (a country club one) for a few months and Sara takes up with a semi-dangerous thug. 214 pages later all is resolved.

 

Is it worth reading? The writing is fluid, the story is humorous at times and even a little exciting but overall it's really just a diversion. 

 

3 stars