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The Consul's File

Paul Theroux

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ISBN 10: 0395253993 / ISBN 13: 9780395253991
Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1977
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Flat SIGNED by Paul Theroux on the title page. The volume , which has an ink name on the front pastedown, is in an unclipped dust jacket, rubbed at the spine ends and corners, and chafed on the front panel. The jacket is in protective mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 1007240008

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Title: The Consul's File

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Signed: Signed

Edition: First 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 people. "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 Times"). American 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 Last Train to Zona Verde, Dark Star Safari, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Elephanta Suite, A Dead Hand, The Tao of Travel and The Lower River. The Mosquito Coast and Dr Slaughter have both been made into successful films. Paul Theroux divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands. His most recent work is Deep South, which is published by Hamish Hamilton.

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