“Jean Valjean, imprisoned for many years for stealing bread to feed his sister's starving children, is given a new lease on life by an understanding priest. Valjean becomes a model citizen and town mayor, adopts the orphaned Cosette, and lives his life. Then along comes Inspector Javert, hell-bent on proving that Valjean is incapable of change.
This is a stunning novel about redemption, forgiveness, revenge, and love. Outstanding.”