Italy in 1946: the war is over and done with, and Italians are united in a desire to forget its horrors. But Miri Gottlieb, an Englishwoman whose Italian husband was killed in the war and whose young son was deported to Auschwitz, never to return, cannot join in the voluntary amnesia. For her, nothing is yet over and done with. There can be no peace while atrocious wartime crimes go unpunished. There has to be a reckoning.
In its Kindle form, Justice reached number 1 on Amazon’s bestselling list of contemporary fiction e-books, achieving 23,000 downloads in 3 days.
The British novelist, Rose Tremain, wrote of Justice: “I haven’t read a novel in a long time in which I could see the colours and taste the scents so clearly. It lays out the compassionate idea that forgiveness and self-sacrifice can liberate the wronged as consolingly as revenge. Justice is a fine achievement, a big-hearted book that will, I’m sure, linger long in my mind.”
Praise for Carey Harrison’s novels:
San Francisco Chronicle: “Work of near-demonic beauty, antic imagination and universal resonance.”
The Guardian: “Breadth of vision, massive feats of scale and formal ingenuity”
The Financial Times: “Essential reading”
The Daily Telegraph: “Rivetingly entertaining”
London Review of Books: “Fruity characterizations”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Bawdy, turbulent, rife with fiendish beauty”
The Irish Sunday Press: “Ambitious and fascinating, a very fine writer, exquisite in his descriptive prowess”