By John le Carré
'The most sensible English novel because the struggle' Philip Roth
Magnus Pym - score diplomat, consummate Englishman, loving husband, undercover agent - has vanished. Has he defected? long gone to floor? because the hunt for Pym intensifies, the secrets and techniques of his lifestyles are printed: 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 undercover agent as their very own.
Described by means of le Carré as his such a lot autobiographical novel, A ideal Spy is a devastating portrayal of a guy who has performed varied roles for thus 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 potentially stay his maximum booklet' New Yorker
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