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Forgive Me

Amanda Eyre Ward

From the acclaimed author of How to Be Lost comes a gorgeous new novel about love, memory, and motherhood. Nadine Morgan travels the world as a journalist, covering important events, following dangerous leads, and running from anything that might tie her down. Since an assignment in Cape Town ended in tragedy and regret, Nadine has not returned to South Africa, or opened her heart-until she hears the story of Jason Irving. Jason, an American student, was beaten to death by angry local youths at the height of the apartheid era. Years later, his mother is told that Jason's killers have applied for amnesty. Jason's parents pack their bags and fly from Nantucket to Cape Town. Filled with rage, Jason's mother resolves to fight the murderers' pleas for forgiveness. As Nadine follows the Irvings to beautiful, ghost-filled South Africa, she is flooded with memories of a time when the pull toward adventure and intrigue left her with a broken heart. Haunted by guilt and a sense of remorse, and hoping to lose herself in her coverage of the murder trial, Nadine grows closer to Jason's mother as well as to the mother of one of Jason's killers-with profound consequences. In a country both foreign and familiar, Nadine is forced to face long-buried demons, come to terms with the missing pieces of her own family past, and learn what it means to truly love and to forgive. With her dazzling prose and resonant themes, Amanda Eyre Ward has joined the ranks of such beloved American novelists as Anne Tyler and Ann Patchett. Gripping, darkly humorous, and luminous, Forgive Me is an unforgettable story of dreams and longing, betrayal and redemption. From the Hardcover edition.

From the acclaimed author of How to Be Lost comes a gorgeous new novel about love, memory, and motherhood. Nadine Morgan travels the world as a journalist, covering important events, following dangerous leads, and running from anything that might tie her down. Since an assignment in Cape Town ended in tragedy and regret, Nadine has not returned to South Africa, or opened her heart-until she hears the story of Jason Irving. Jason, an American student, was beaten to death by angry local youths at the height of the apartheid era. Years later, his mother is told that Jason's killers have applied for amnesty. Jason's parents pack their bags and fly from Nantucket to Cape Town. Filled with rage, Jason's mother resolves to fight the murderers' pleas for forgiveness. As Nadine follows the Irvings to beautiful, ghost-filled South Africa, she is flooded with memories of a time when the pull toward adventure and intrigue left her with a broken heart. Haunted by guilt and a sense of remorse, and hoping to lose herself in her coverage of the murder trial, Nadine grows closer to Jason's mother as well as to the mother of one of Jason's killers-with profound consequences. In a country both foreign and familiar, Nadine is forced to face long-buried demons, come to terms with the missing pieces of her own family past, and learn what it means to truly love and to forgive. With her dazzling prose and resonant themes, Amanda Eyre Ward has joined the ranks of such beloved American novelists as Anne Tyler and Ann Patchett. Gripping, darkly humorous, and luminous, Forgive Me is an unforgettable story of dreams and longing, betrayal and redemption. From the Hardcover edition.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

From the acclaimed author of How to Be Lost comes a gorgeous new novel about love, memory, and motherhood. Nadine Morgan travels the world as a journalist, covering important events, following dangerous leads, and running from anything that might tie her down. Since an assignment in Cape Town ended in tragedy and regret, Nadine has not returned to South Africa, or opened her heart-until she hears the story of Jason Irving. Jason, an American student, was beaten to death by angry local youths at the height of the apartheid era. Years later, his mother is told that Jason's killers have applied for amnesty. Jason's parents pack their bags and fly from Nantucket to Cape Town. Filled with rage, Jason's mother resolves to fight the murderers' pleas for forgiveness. As Nadine follows the Irvings to beautiful, ghost-filled South Africa, she is flooded with memories of a time when the pull toward adventure and intrigue left her with a broken heart. Haunted by guilt and a sense of remorse, and hoping to lose herself in her coverage of the murder trial, Nadine grows closer to Jason's mother as well as to the mother of one of Jason's killers-with profound consequences. In a country both foreign and familiar, Nadine is forced to face long-buried demons, come to terms with the missing pieces of her own family past, and learn what it means to truly love and to forgive. With her dazzling prose and resonant themes, Amanda Eyre Ward has joined the ranks of such beloved American novelists as Anne Tyler and Ann Patchett. Gripping, darkly humorous, and luminous, Forgive Me is an unforgettable story of dreams and longing, betrayal and redemption. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ann Marie Lee

Length:

7h 45m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:19


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:50


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:51


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:33


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:03


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:36


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:09


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:29


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:47


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:57


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:33


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:52


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:31


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:04


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:26


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:40


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:13


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:58


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:35


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:46


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:23


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:15


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:06


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:06


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:57


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:56


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:12


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:22


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:55


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:59


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:37


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:16


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:14


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:55


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:42


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:22


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:08


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:04


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:56


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:53


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:37


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:31


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:28


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:46


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:31


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:48


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:15


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:38


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:28


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:28


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:06


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:47


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:02


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:41


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:36


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:57


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:07


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:56


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:34


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:46


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

02:59


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:09


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:34