George Jonas Final Decree

ISBN 13: 9780002228558

Final Decree

 
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Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award from Mystery Writers of America. Final Decree reads like a thriller. Yet, by sheer literary skill, George Jonas thrills us not through artificial catastrophes of far-fetched fiction, but through the dangers and suspense of familiar, everyday life. Kazmer Harcsa, an immigrant carpenter, has worked unstint­ingly to give his wife, Petrona, and their two children all the comforts of a modest middle-class life in Toronto. Kazmer's confident dreams of a happy future are shattered, however, on the day he comes home to find his family gone and himself a casualty of Petrona's quest for self-fulfillment. Confronted by trendy divorce lawyers and judges, who mistake his native wit for simple-mindedness and his fierce pride for insolence, Kazmer becomes desperate in his search for justice. Humiliation gives way to rage when he decides that to be a man worthy of his ancestors he must take the law into his own hands. A controversial indictment of how progressive laws destroy the very people they seek to protect, Final Decree is, above all, a work of literature. It strips away the masks of fashion to focus on the basic emotions of men and women. It does not plead for social reform, but celebrates the resilience of the human spirit. Tragedy, suspense and controversy combine to make Final Decree an explosive masterful novel.

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