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Fiction that for its ambition and insight is unique in American Letters." Boston Globe

"Masterpieces of balance, focus, and hidden order." The Chicago Tribune

About the Author

Ward Just is the author of fourteen previous novels, including the National book Award finalist Echo House and An Unfinished Season, winner of the Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Award. In a career that began as a war correspondent for Newsweek and the Washington Post, Just has lived and written in half a dozen countries, including Britain, France, and Vietnam. His characters often lead public lives as politicians, civil servants, soldiers, artists, and writers. It is the tension between public duty and private conscience that animates much of his fiction, including Forgetfulness. Just and his wife, Sarah Catchpole, divide their time between Martha’s Vineyard and Paris.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; Reprint edition (June 8, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395901375
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395901373
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #991,755 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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WARD JUST is the author of fifteen previous novels, including the National Book Award finalist Echo House, A Dangerous Friend, winner of the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for fiction from the Society of American Historians, and An Unfinished Season, winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Award and a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jefferson Flanders on October 13, 2013
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Ward Just says he began writing short stories after a particularly nasty rejection of a novel he'd written convinced him that he had to "get back on the horse" and publish something. He kept writing stories over the years and this collection of 21 highlights his mastery of the genre.

He writes mainly about power, and the politicians, bureaucrats, journalists, lawyers, and intelligence officers inhabiting the Amtrak corridor (who often have a connection to Chicago and the Midwest, where Just grew up). But Just also explores the human heart and the mysteries of love and desire with stories like "Cease-Fire" and "A Man at the Top of His Trade." A personal favorite is "The Congressman Who Loved Flaubert" (which is the title story of this collection) with its consideration of the compromises we all make over time at work and in our relationships.

Just is also a wordsmith, and these tales are a delight to read for their careful and nuanced use of language. He can capture the essence of a situation with a few, well-chosen words.

It's hard to think of a writer--fiction or nonfiction--who does a better job of capturing the Washington scene of the late 20th century than Just in his novels and short stories; this collection is a great place to start if you've never had the pleasure of reading him.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lawrence kittiver on July 18, 2014
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I have never read a collection of short stories as masterful as these. Usually the stories are too short to get into the character of the heros and heroines. But not with Just. Everyone of the 21 stories are magnificent and I really got to understand the people portrayed and who they were and what their hopes and dreams and disappointment were. Now I want to read a novel by Just. He is a painter of character clearly etched into the reader's mind and stays for along time. Not many writers can do that even in a lot more pagers than Just uses.
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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 2, 1999
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When Just is good, he is very good (Noone, Congressman, Man at Top of His Trade, Guide to the Architecture)
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