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Christian Jungersen: The Exception

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Now available in trade paperback:

The Exception
Christian Jungersen
Anchor
ISBN 978-0-385-66196-6
8 July 2008
$21.00 in Canada

En français : L’exception

9780385661966

Four women – intimate with the psychology of evil – work together for a small nonprofit that disseminates information on genocide. When two of them receive death threats, they immediately believe the messages come from one of their recently profiled war criminals. As the tensions mount among the women, each discovers that none of the others is exactly the person they seem to be. Their obsession with tracking down the killer turns into a witch hunt: one by one, the women dismiss the idea that the threats were sent from the outside and begin to suspect each other, disclosing the jealousies and contempt that have been simmering just beneath the surface.

A tautly woven philosophical drama with all the trimmings of an electrifying murder mystery, The Exception heralds Christian Jungersen as a gifted storyteller and keen observer of the human psyche.

Written by Thomas

2008-12-27 at 20:45

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