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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.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Democratic Party (U.S.) -- History -- Fiction.