By John le Carré
'The most sensible English novel because the warfare' Philip Roth
Magnus Pym - rating diplomat, consummate Englishman, loving husband, undercover agent - has vanished. Has he defected? long past to floor? because the hunt for Pym intensifies, the secrets and techniques of his lifestyles are published: the folks he has enjoyed and betrayed, the unreliable con-man father who made him, the 2 mentors who moulded and formed him, and now desire to declare this ideal secret agent as their very own.
Described via le Carré as his such a lot autobiographical novel, A excellent Spy is a devastating portrayal of a guy who has performed assorted roles for therefore lengthy, he now not is familiar with who he's.
'Le Carré understood that espionage is an severe model of the human comedy, even the human tragedy. A ideal Spy will in all likelihood stay his maximum publication' New Yorker
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