A taut novel in which East meets West, with shattering conclusions. Set in Morocco, it's a tale of guilt and redemption from the author of "Bangkok Days". 'Osborne writes mercilessly, savagely well' Victoria Moore, "Daily Mail"
"No mere imitation but a contribution to the shelf on which The Sheltering Sky and The Bonfire of the Vanities also sit, The Forgiven explores the clash of two cultures, each of which feels superior to the other. Osborne's writing is uncomfortably well observed; his story is sickeningly, addictively headlong." Lionel Shriver "A sinister and streamlined entertainment in the tradition of Paul Bowles, Evelyn Waugh and the early Ian McEwan. Surprising and dark and excellent." New York Times "Osborne writes mercilessly, savagely well" -- Victoria Moore Daily Mail "Compelling.Engrossing.Gripping" Sunday Times "A sinister story about guilt, atonement and restitution, fashioned from lean, prowling prose" -- Siobhan Murphy Herald