John le Carré

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A Perfect Spy

book | Fiction | 1986
UK → Hodder and Stoughton

Magnus Pym, ranking diplomat, has vanished, believed defected. The chase is on: for a missing husband, a devoted father, and a secret agent.

Pym’s life, it is revealed, is entirely made up of secrets. Dominated by a father who is also a confidence trickster on an epic scale, Pym has from the age of seventeen been controlled by two mentors.

It is these two, racing each other and time itself, who are orchestrating the search to find the perfect spy...

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Reviews

Without doubt his masterpiece . . . a perfect work of fiction
The Sunday Times

The best English novel since the war Philip Roth

Le Carré’s best book, one of the enduring peaks of imaginative literature in our time
Los Angeles Times

Brilliantly written
The Washington Post

Le Carre again masterfully chronicles the dangerous game-playing world of international espionage
Publishers Weekly
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I read this book after every person at a large dinner party claimed it was his or her all-time favorite novel. They told me I had to read it immediately. Excellent advice. Ann Patchett
The Daily Beast

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