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The Resource The constant gardener : a novel, John le Carré

The constant gardener : a novel, John le Carré

Label
The constant gardener : a novel
Title
The constant gardener
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John le Carré
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. A master chronicler of the deceptions and betrayals of ordinary people caught in political conflict, le Carre portrays, in The Constant Gardener, the dark side of unbridled capitalism. His eighteenth novel is also the profoundly moving story of a man whom tragedy elevates. Justin Quayle, amateur gardener and ineffectual bureaucrat, seemingly oblivious to his wife's cause, discovers his own resources and the extraordinary courage of the woman he barely had time to love. The Constant Gardener is a magnificent exploration of the new world order by one of the most compelling and elegant storytellers of our time
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6062.E33
LC item number
C66 2001
Literary form
fiction
Label
The constant gardener : a novel, John le Carré
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
492 pages
Isbn
9780743215053
Lccn
00053340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocm45320514
Label
The constant gardener : a novel, John le Carré
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
492 pages
Isbn
9780743215053
Lccn
00053340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocm45320514

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