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The consul's file

Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Spencer Savage, a young American consul, is posted to Ayer Hitam, a small Malaysian town, in the 1970s. Told to close down this remote outpost in the sweltering jungle, he instead finds himself drawn to the many characters he meets among the Malays, Indians, Japanese, Chinese, and the clubbable expat Brits. Through his eyes we see the rich tapestry of multi-ethnic life in post-colonial Malaysia, from adultery to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Theroux
ISBN: 9780241950579 0241950570
OCLC Number: 756059738
Notes: Originally published by Hamish Hamilton, 1977.
Description: 182 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Paul Theroux.

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Spencer Savage, a young American consul, is posted to Ayer Hitam, a small Malaysian town, in the 1970s. Told to close down this remote outpost in the sweltering jungle, he instead finds himself drawn  Read more...

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