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Publisher Comments:

Frightening, heartbreaking, and exquisitely calibrated, John le Carré'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 Carré 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.

Synopsis:

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 Carré 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 — discovers his own natural resources and the extraordinary courage of the woman he barely had time to love.

About the Author

John le Carré was born in 1931. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honorable Schoolboy, and Smiley's People. His novels include The Little Drummer Girl, A Perfect Spy, The Russia House, Our Game, The Taileor of Panama, and SingleandSingle. John le Carré lives in Cornwall.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743551847
Read:
Le Carre, John
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Read:
Le Carre, John
Author:
John le Carre
Author:
Le Carre, John
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Corporations
Subject:
International business enterprises
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
revised
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
August 2005
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.86x5.34x1.01 in. .40 lbs.
Media Run Time:
360

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Audio Books » Fiction and Poetry » General
Audio Books » Fiction and Poetry » Mystery and Horror

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Product details pages Simon & Schuster - English 9780743551847 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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 Carré 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 — discovers his own natural resources and the extraordinary courage of the woman he barely had time to love.

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