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The Forgiven

A Novel

by Lawrence Osborne

The Forgiven
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  • First Published:
    Sep 2012, 288 pages
    Paperback:
    Jun 2013, 288 pages

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In this stylish, haunting novel, journalist and novelist Lawrence Osborne explores the reverberations of a random accident on the lives of Moroccan Muslims and Western visitors who converge on a luxurious desert villa for a decadent weekend-long party.

David Henniger is in trouble. Long before he kills a young Moroccan man in the high desert of the country as a result of drunk driving, his marriage to Jo is already shaky. Also in the bad news department: his medical practice in England is on unsure footing after a malpractice lawsuit. David and Jo are on their way to an upscale weekend party hosted by their expat friends Richard and Dally in a ksar (castle) in the Moroccan hinterland. Guests have flown in from all over Europe, the wine flows freely, elaborate food, dancing and drugs are all par for the course. When David hits and kills Driss, the young fossil seller who happens to step in front of the car, he and Jo don't know what to do with the body - as a quick solution, they bring it along to Richard and Dally's party.

So there is the body awaiting its burial while the party is in full swing. The servants, all locals, are ...

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