The Mission Song

The Mission Song

eBook - 2010
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In his twentieth novel, John le Carr#65533; returns to Africa with a new tale of mystery and corruption that bears the hallmarks of classic le Carr#65533; storytelling. By turns thriller, romance, and expos#65533; of post-colonial politics, The Mission Song chronicles interpreter Bruno Salvador's journey into the darkness of Western hypocrisy and deceit. Born to a Congolese mother and an Irish-French father and educated in Britain, "Salvo" is the faithful servant eager to play his minor part in brokering a deal that would ostensibly bring peace and prosperity to the resource-rich but ravaged Congo. But Salvo finds himself both hunter and prey when he stumbles into a carefully plotted swindle that will only further devastate his birthplace.
Publisher: [Toronto] :, Penguin Canada,, 2010
ISBN: 9780143183044
0143183044
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource : digital

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Jun 15, 2016

Insightful with a real feel, making one wish the world could be a kinder place. Poor Africa, where it seems greed, dishonesty murder and beauty abound.

Le Carre is an exceptional writer, but my favourites remain the DVD's Tinker Taylor..... and Smiley\s People with Alec Guiness.

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helenhag1217
Jul 23, 2012

Another excellent book from John LeCarre. This time, the story focuses on the Republic of Congo, and a Congolese translator in England, In the course of his job, he hears secrects that could have tragic consequences for whatever country is involved. John LeCarre turns up the heat, and I get lost in the plot. I didn't want to put this book down.

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