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Publisher Comments:

Hailed everywhere as a masterpiece of suspense, John le Carr 's return to Africa is the story of Bruno Salvador (aka Salvo), the 25-year-old orphaned love child of an Irish missionary and a Congolese woman. Quickly rising to the top of his profession as an interpreter, Salvo is dispatched by British Intelligence to a top-secret meeting between Western financiers and East Congolese warlords, where he hears things not meant for his ears - and is forced to interpret matters never intended for his reawoken African conscience. By turns thriller, love story, and comic allegory of our times, THE MISSION SONG recounts Salvo's heroically na ve journey out of the dark of Western hypocrisy and into the heart of lightness.

A ragingly readable adventure tale. . . . Every issue of today is here: class warfare, race, torture, immigration, language. But THE MISSION SONG is also a tender love story, a fast-paced thriller, and a story with as many brilliant minor characters as major. Like another favorite of mine, The Constant Gardener, it 'gets' the centrality of Africa to our world today. -Salon

Synopsis:

In his first novel set in Africa since "The Constant Gardener," le Carr, the master of the literary thriller, delivers the story of a young interpreter, who stumbles into the heart of an outrageous British plot. Now available in a tall Premium Edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316016766
Author:
Le Carre, John
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Intelligence officers
Subject:
Spy stories
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbound
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
7.54x4.23x1.22 in. .66 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In his first novel set in Africa since "The Constant Gardener," le Carr, the master of the literary thriller, delivers the story of a young interpreter, who stumbles into the heart of an outrageous British plot. Now available in a tall Premium Edition.
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