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The constant gardener : a novel

Author: John Le Carré
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Frightening, heartbreaking, and exquisitely calibrated, John le Carre'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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Le Carré, John, 1931-
Constant gardener.
New York : Scribner, c2001
(OCoLC)606480175
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Le Carré
ISBN: 0743215052 9780743215053
OCLC Number: 45320514
Description: 492 p. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: John le Carré.
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Featuring his strongest heroine since "The Russia House", le Carre's "The Constant Gardener" combines the international suspense of his Cold War thrillers with the exotic romanticism of "The Little  Read more...

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by tjdickey (WorldCat user published 2007-10-17) Very Good Permalink
Ripped from the headlines, but before they were headlines (think Merck, and Vioxx)... Le Carre gives a potent indictment of the pharmaceutical industry, in the context of a love story, and of one man's effort to discover (too late) the courage and deeply human beauty of his murdered wife.
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