John le Carré

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The Naive and Sentimental Lover

book | Fiction | 1970
UK → Hodder and Stoughton

Aldo Cassidy is the naive and sentimental lover. A successful, judicious man, he is wrenched away from the ordered certainties of his life by a sudden encounter with Shamus, a wild, carousing artist and Helen, his nakedly alluring wife.

Cassidy, plunged into a whirlpool of recklessness and spontaneity, becomes a man bewildered and agonised as he is torn between two poles of a nature more complex than he had ever imagined.

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Chinese Complex
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Reviews

Sad, funny, captivating and stunningly fertile
The Sunday Express

Comic and touching... this novel is brilliant and marvellously good reading
Book World

Splendid, original… le Carré shows how endowed he is with the gift of storytelling
The Times

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