The Constant Gardener

The Constant Gardener by John le Carre 0743422910 9780743422918
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Frightening, heartbreaking, and exquisitely calibrated, John le Carres new novel opens with the gruesome murder of the young and beautiful Tessa Quayle near northern Kenyas 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. Tessas 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. <P> 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 wifes cause, discovers his own resources and the extraordinary courage of the woman he barely had time to love. <P> The Constant Gardener is a magnificent exploration of the new world order by one of the most compelling and elegant storytellers of our time.

Author: John le Carre

Language: English

Edition: Reprint

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Pages: 576

Publisher: Pocket

Publication Date: 2001-10-30

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