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The constant gardener, John le Carré

Label
The constant gardener
Title
The constant gardener
Statement of responsibility
John le Carré
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Constant Gardener Tessa Quayle, young, beautiful, and dearly beloved to husband Justin, is gruesomely murdered in northern Kenya. When Justin sets out on a personal odyssey to uncover the mystery of her death, what he finds could make him not only a suspect, but also a target for Tessa's killers. A master chronicler of the betrayals of ordinary people caught in political conflict, John le Carre portrays the dark side of unbridled capitalism as only he can. In The Constant Gardener he tells a compelling, complex story of a man elevated through tragedy, as Justin Quayle, amateur gardener, aging widower, and ineffectual bureaucrat, seemingly oblivious to his wife's cause, discovers his own natural resources and the extraordinary courage of the woman he barely had time to love. Frightening, heartbreaking, and exquisitely calibrated, John le Carre's new novel opens with the gruesome murder of the young and beautiful Tessa Quayle near northern Kenya's Lake Turkana, the birthplace of mankind. Her putative African lover and traveling companion, a doctor with one of the aid agencies, has vanished from the scene of the crime. Tessa's much older husband, Justin, a career diplomat at the British High Commission in Nairobi, sets out on a personal odyssey in pursuit of the killers and their motive. His eighteenth novel is also the profoundly moving story of a man whom tragedy elevates. The Constant Gardener is a magnificent exploration of the new world order by one of the most compelling and elegant storytellers of our time
Cataloging source
ZAB
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1931-
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Le Carré, John
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6062.E33
LC item number
C66 2005
Literary form
fiction
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  • International business enterprises
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Label
The constant gardener, John le Carré
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm61184348
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
560 p.
Isbn
9781416503903
System control number
(OCoLC)61184348
Label
The constant gardener, John le Carré
Publication
Control code
ocm61184348
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
560 p.
Isbn
9781416503903
System control number
(OCoLC)61184348

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