A Perfect Spy

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A Perfect Spy

By John Le Carre

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143119760, 624pp.

Publication Date: July 20, 2011

Description
From the"New York Times"bestselling author of"A Delicate Truth"and"Our Kind of Traitor"whichis now a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor
John le Carre's memoir, "The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life, " will be available from Viking in September 2016
Over the course of his seemingly irreproachable life, Magnus Pym has been all things to all people: a devoted family man, a trusted colleague, a loyal friend and the perfect spy. But in the wake of his estranged father's death, Magnus vanishes, and the British Secret Service is up in arms. Is it grief, or is the reason for his disappearance more sinister? And who is the mysterious man with the sad moustache who also seems to be looking for Magnus?
In "A Perfect Spy," John le Carre has crafted one of his crowning masterpieces, interweaving a moving and unusual coming-of-age story with a morally tangled chronicle of modern espionage.


About the Author
John le Carre was born in 1931. His third novel, "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, " secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy: "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honorable Schoolboy;" and "Smiley s People." His novels include "The Constant Gardner", "The Little Drummer Girl, A Perfect Spy, The Russia House, Our Game, The Tailor of Panama, " and "Single & Single." He lives in Cornwall, United Kingdom.


Praise For A Perfect Spy

“Le Carré’s best book, and one of the finest English novels of the twentieth century.”—Philip Pullman

“The best English novel since the war.”—Philip Roth

“Brilliantly written.”—The Washington Post

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