By John Le Carré

ISBN-10: 0340933526

ISBN-13: 9780340933527

From Publishers Weekly
Starred assessment. Bestseller le Carré (The consistent Gardener) brings a mild contact to his twentieth novel, the engrossing story of an idealistic and naïve British interpreter, Bruno "Salvo" Salvador. The 29-year-old Congo native's combined parentage places him in a tentative place in society, regardless of his being married to an enticing upper-class white Englishwoman, who's a celeb journalist. Salvo's genius with languages has ended in regular paintings from numerous employers, together with covert assignments from shadowy govt entities. One such task enmeshes the interpreter in an bold scheme to eventually carry balance to the a lot victimized Congo, and Salvo's own stake within the end result checks his professionalism and ethics. Amid the bursts of humor, le Carré convincingly conveys his empathy for the African kingdom and his cynicism at its would-be saviors, either home-grown patriots and international powers looking to impose democracy on a failed kingdom. specifically notable is the nature of Salvo, who's a much cry from the author's regular protagonist yet is simply as believable.

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