The Constant Gardener
By John le Carre
(Scribner, Hardcover, 9780743215053, 496pp.)
Publication Date: December 12, 2000
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A master chronicler of the deceptions and betrayals of ordinary people caught in political conflict, le Carre portrays, in "The Constant Gardener," the dark side of unbridled capitalism. His eighteenth novel is also the profoundly moving story of a man whom tragedy elevates. Justin Quayle, amateur gardener and ineffectual bureaucrat, seemingly oblivious to his wife's cause, discovers his own resources and the extraordinary courage of the woman he barely had time to love.
"The Constant Gardener" is a magnificent exploration of the new world order by one of the most compelling and elegant storytellers of our time.