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From SingleandSingle's "tour de force opening" (Kirkus Reviews), le Carré masterfully establishes a sequence of events whose connections are mysterious, complex and compelling. He fashions a story of corrupt liaisons between criminal syndicates in the new Russian states and the legitimate world of Western finance. He also intimately portrays two families: one Russian, the other English; one trading illicit goods, the other laundering the profits; one betrayed by a son-in-law, the other betrayed-and redeemed-by a son. An enthralling, multilayered tale by an author at the height of his creative powers, SingleandSingle is le Carré's finest novel in years.

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"Deprived of the great subject of Cold War espionage he handled better than any other novelist, le Carré now argues that individual greed, not ideology, is the villain to watch out for, and individual enterprise the only possible hope." Kirkus Reviews

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"Single & Single provides a fascinating journey through the new landscape of corruption....The power of Single & Single stems from the author's portrait of a world in which individuals are no match for the organized mania of greed." Paul Gray, Time Magazine

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"...le Carre reveals a world at once deeply disquieting and oddly reassuring..." Kyle Smith, People Magazine

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"Swell writing." Newsweek

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"...[A] decidedly unusual, satisfying book: literary novel and thriller combined..." Anthony Lejeune, The National Review

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"...[H]e continues to write convincing and inventive [books]....his prose...is leaner, faster." Tom De Haven, Entertainment Weekly

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"Today [le Carre] faces the same problem as his spies: he has to find something else to do....The moral center of the story is a young man who betrays his father in order to save him. In le Carre's hands betrayal becomes a form of loyalty. It is a rich idea....But try getting it across in a real bank!" Michael Lewis, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Le Carre is more than just a great storyteller. In Single and Single, he captures the Zeitgeist itself, in this case the very funk of post-Soviet Euro-fear." Tom Wolfe

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"Le Carr's new novel...has moved on from spying to international crime, the domestic menace replacing the collapsed Soviet military and ideological menace. Money laundering and drug smuggling define today's world, and are not without their Russians, to be sure..." Diane Johnson, The New York Review of Books

About the Author

John le Carré was born in England in 1931. After attending the universities of Berne and Oxford, he spent five years in the British Foreign Service. The author of seventeen novels, including The Spy Who Came In from the Cold; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; A Perfect Spy; The Russia House; and The Tailor of Panama, his books have been translated into 25 languages. He lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671027971
Author:
Le Carre, John
Publisher:
Pocket
Author:
John le Carre
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Money
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Organized crime
Subject:
Money laundering
Subject:
Betrayal
Subject:
Family-owned business enterprises
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Sons
Subject:
Investment bankers
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
B101
Series Volume:
98-412
Publication Date:
20000301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
6.73x4.19x1.09 in. .41 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages Pocket Books - English 9780671027971 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Deprived of the great subject of Cold War espionage he handled better than any other novelist, le Carré now argues that individual greed, not ideology, is the villain to watch out for, and individual enterprise the only possible hope."
"Review" by , "Single & Single provides a fascinating journey through the new landscape of corruption....The power of Single & Single stems from the author's portrait of a world in which individuals are no match for the organized mania of greed."
"Review" by , "...le Carre reveals a world at once deeply disquieting and oddly reassuring..."
"Review" by , "Swell writing."
"Review" by , "...[A] decidedly unusual, satisfying book: literary novel and thriller combined..."
"Review" by , "...[H]e continues to write convincing and inventive [books]....his prose...is leaner, faster."
"Review" by , "Today [le Carre] faces the same problem as his spies: he has to find something else to do....The moral center of the story is a young man who betrays his father in order to save him. In le Carre's hands betrayal becomes a form of loyalty. It is a rich idea....But try getting it across in a real bank!"
"Review" by , "Le Carre is more than just a great storyteller. In Single and Single, he captures the Zeitgeist itself, in this case the very funk of post-Soviet Euro-fear."
"Review" by , "Le Carr's new novel...has moved on from spying to international crime, the domestic menace replacing the collapsed Soviet military and ideological menace. Money laundering and drug smuggling define today's world, and are not without their Russians, to be sure..."
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