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Publisher Comments:

The Constant Gardener is a magnificent exploration of the new world order by one of the most compelling and elegant storytellers of our time. The novel opens in northern Kenya with the gruesome murder of Tessa Quayle — young, beautiful, and dearly beloved to husband Justin. 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 among his own colleagues, but a target for Tessa's killers as well.

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.

Review:

"[Le Carré's] most passionately angry novel yet....[A] wholehearted assault on the way the world works, by a man who knows much better than most novelists writing today how it works....[T]he result is heart-wrenching." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[T]he most intimate of le Carré's thrillers since the salad days of George Smiley....Under all the sumptuous detail, sensitive psychology, and incisive condemnation of industrial cartels, this is still at its core the old, familiar story of a decent man driven to avenge the wife he never really knew." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Tough-minded, fast-moving, and uncompromising. The Constant Gardener is a tale of personal transformation...eloquent...civilized and forceful." Boston Sunday Globe

Review:

"The Constant Gardener reveals a new and far more Dickensian le Carré....Taking sides with the angels, his novel unabashedly wears its heart on its sleeve." Rand Richards Cooper, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"With The Constant Gardener, le Carré proves once more that the themes of deception and betrayal that run through his work need nothing as dramatic as the Cold War for their expression; unbridled capitalism works just as well in exposing the flaws of human morality." The Chicago Tribune

Review:

"Brilliant....No serious novelist can do more." The Washington Post Book World

Review:

"His best book since The Spy Who Came In from the Cold....Amazingly seductive, pulling you in deeper all the time." David Halberstam

Review:

"Richly detailed, full of righteous fire to offset its desperate prognosis, The Constant Gardener is a very impressive piece of work. It is certainly on of John le Carré's best." Sean O'Brien, Times Literary Supplement (U.K.)

Review:

"Le Carré is...a thoroughgoing literary artist....He deserves to be considered a major writer....The Constant Gardener is a worthy addition to his large and consistently impressive oeuvre." San Francisco Chronicle

Synopsis:

Featuring his strongest heroine since The Russia House, le Carré's The Constant Gardener combines the international suspense of his Cold War thrillers with the exotic romanticism of The Little Drummer Girl. This is a masterful novel by one of the most compelling and elegant storytellers of our time.

Synopsis:

The Constant Gardener is a magnificent exploration of the new world order by one of the most compelling and elegant storytellers of our time. The novel opens in northern Kenya with the gruesome murder of Tessa Quayle — young, beautiful, and dearly beloved to husband Justin. 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 among his own colleagues, but a target for Tessa's killers as well.

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 Tailor of Panama, and Single & Single. John le Carré lives in Cornwall, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743262439
Author:
Le Carré, John
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Author:
Le Carre, John
Author:
John le Carre
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Corporations
Subject:
International business enterprises
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Movie or Television Tie-In
Subject:
Corporations -- Corrupt practices.
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Subject:
spy fiction, thriller; espionage; MI6; spies; Smiley; David Cornwell; George Smiley; The Perfect Spy; The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; Russia House; A Most Wanted Man; A Delicate Truth; Our Kind of Traitor; spycraft; Ralph Fiennes; Rachel Weisz; diploma
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
February 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 15.015 oz

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Product details 496 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780743262439 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[Le Carré's] most passionately angry novel yet....[A] wholehearted assault on the way the world works, by a man who knows much better than most novelists writing today how it works....[T]he result is heart-wrenching."
"Review" by , "[T]he most intimate of le Carré's thrillers since the salad days of George Smiley....Under all the sumptuous detail, sensitive psychology, and incisive condemnation of industrial cartels, this is still at its core the old, familiar story of a decent man driven to avenge the wife he never really knew."
"Review" by , "Tough-minded, fast-moving, and uncompromising. The Constant Gardener is a tale of personal transformation...eloquent...civilized and forceful."
"Review" by , "The Constant Gardener reveals a new and far more Dickensian le Carré....Taking sides with the angels, his novel unabashedly wears its heart on its sleeve."
"Review" by , "With The Constant Gardener, le Carré proves once more that the themes of deception and betrayal that run through his work need nothing as dramatic as the Cold War for their expression; unbridled capitalism works just as well in exposing the flaws of human morality."
"Review" by , "Brilliant....No serious novelist can do more."
"Review" by , "His best book since The Spy Who Came In from the Cold....Amazingly seductive, pulling you in deeper all the time."
"Review" by , "Richly detailed, full of righteous fire to offset its desperate prognosis, The Constant Gardener is a very impressive piece of work. It is certainly on of John le Carré's best."
"Review" by , "Le Carré is...a thoroughgoing literary artist....He deserves to be considered a major writer....The Constant Gardener is a worthy addition to his large and consistently impressive oeuvre."
"Synopsis" by , Featuring his strongest heroine since The Russia House, le Carré's The Constant Gardener combines the international suspense of his Cold War thrillers with the exotic romanticism of The Little Drummer Girl. This is a masterful novel by one of the most compelling and elegant storytellers of our time.
"Synopsis" by , The Constant Gardener is a magnificent exploration of the new world order by one of the most compelling and elegant storytellers of our time. The novel opens in northern Kenya with the gruesome murder of Tessa Quayle — young, beautiful, and dearly beloved to husband Justin. 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 among his own colleagues, but a target for Tessa's killers as well.

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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