Clyde Edgerton

Absolution delicately and skillfully depicts an anguished clash between secrets and justice in the heart of Maggie Delaney, a grieving widow. In the process, it also casts a beguiling and suspenseful net back across five decades—dropping the reader into nightmarish battles in Vietnam and also into backrooms of the 60s U.S. peace movement. Miriam Herin has written a big story, compelling and suspenseful, bringing home consequences of war and misguided love, as they refuse to stay where we might like them to stay—in the past. The Novello Literary Award has published another winner.”

Clyde Edgerton, author of Lunch at the Piccadilly