Justice

| October 2, 2013

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Justice

A novel about mid-20th century Italy: Miri, a Jewish girl from London marries an Italian communist nobleman, but her safety is threatened when Mussolini’s Fascist government begins deporting Jews to the death camps. Miri escapes to England, leaving her son in her husband’s hands. Local politics takes a hand in their fate, however, with terrible consequences. When the war ends, Miri returns to a devastated Italy, seeking a reckoning. If needs be, revenge.
PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF CAREY HARRISON:
“Work of near-demonic beauty, antic imagination and universal resonance.” San Francisco Chronicle
“A darkly comic vision, entirely original.” The Guardian
“Brilliant, gigantic, appalling.” The Daily Telegraph
“Essential reading” The Financial Times
“Bawdy, turbulent, rife with fiendish beauty” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Rivetingly entertaining” The Daily Telegraph
“A hypnotic novel, very clever, very imaginative, a breathtaking attempt to get a handle on the entire human condition” The Mail on Sunday
“Superb” The Sunday Times
“Astonishing, affecting, holds the reader spellbound” Publishers Weekly
“Tremendous, a catapult of a novel” The Kansas Star
“As thorough an examination of postwar European consciousness as Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain was of its era” American Library Journal
“Magnificent” The Times
“Breadth of vision, massive feats of scale and formal ingenuity” The Guardian
“An enthralling novel, written with imaginative verve in language of strength and clarity, recounted with masterly skill” The Irish Times
“Ambitious and fascinating, a very fine writer, exquisite in his descriptive prowess” The Irish Sunday Press
“For verbal opulence and elegance of linguistic design, a wondrous thing” The Independent
“…this novelist of such amazing dexterity, humanity, inventive skill. He reminds me of Durrell, of Burgess – yet with a sense of tenderness often missing in those showmen. I’ve since read as much as I can of this writer, unfailingly inventive – as I read his work, I often feel (as with Powys often, and Lawrence sometimes) that I’m reading a detective story that turns to be about me” Robert Kelly,Books of the Year, Readysteadybook.com
“One of the most accomplished writers of our time” The Dublin Evening News
“Fascinating, a superb analysis” The New York Times
“Weirdly compelling, reminiscent of Jack Kerouac” New Woman
“Fruity characterizations” London Review of Books
“A minor miracle, the way Harrison stitches together the goonish and the gorgeous” The London Times
“Glorious, full of sensual exotica” The Observer
“A superb mix of slapstick, surrealism and tragedy” The Listener
“A novel for Everyperson” Sunday Business Post
“A model of judiciousness, densely packed, skillfully blended” The New York Times

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