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The Consul's File

Theroux, Paul

ISBN 10: 0395253993 / ISBN 13: 9780395253991
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1977
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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VG/VG+ 1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on signature decal attached to front end page. Mild crease to front boards. Hint of foxing to page edges. DJ lightly rubbed with light shelf edge wear. $8.95 price on DJ flap. Also includes laid-in an original article by Theroux from November 1983 New York Times Magazine entitled "The Male Myth". Bookseller Inventory # 007075

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Title: The Consul's File

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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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 TimesAmerican 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.

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Paul Theroux has written many works of fiction and travel writing, including the modern classics The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, My Secret History and The Mosquito Coast. Paul Theroux divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands.

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