The Consul's File (Paperback)
  • The Consul's File (Paperback)
zoom

The Consul's File (Paperback)

(author)
£9.99
Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 04/08/2011
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

Award-winning writer Paul Theroux takes us on a journey through small town Malaysia through the eyes of the exuberant Spencer Savage in his breathtaking novel The Consul's File.

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 murder, from ghost stories to the murky waters of diplomatic politics.

It is a brilliant portrait of a vanished time, a lost landscape and scattered peoples.

'A cool and witty sequence. . . a polished and professional performance' Guardian

'Theroux's writing is at its most adventurous in The Consul's File. There is no book I can compare this to: Mr Theroux's artistry is individual, serene, yet also grainy with fierce truths' The Times

American travel writer Paul Theroux is known for the rich descriptions of people and places that is often streaked with his distinctive sense of irony; his novels and collected short stories, My Other Life, The Collected Stories, My Secret History, The Lower River, The Stranger at the Palazzo d'Oro, A Dead Hand, Millroy the Magician, The Elephanta Suite, Saint Jack, The Family Arsenal, The Mosquito Coast, and his works of non-fiction, including the iconic The Great Railway Bazaar are available from Penguin.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241950579
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 132 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm

You may also be interested in...

VOX
Added to basket
VOX
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Take Nothing With You
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
Transcription
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two
Added to basket
Milkman
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Clockmaker's Daughter
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Comforts of Home: Simon Serrailler Book 9
Added to basket
The Librarian
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Nine Perfect Strangers
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Wild Fire
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Added to basket
Agent Running in the Field
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Lethal White
Added to basket
£8.99   £4.49
Paperback
The Moon Sister
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Mister
Added to basket
£7.99   £3.99
Paperback
Past Tense
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.