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Author Theroux, Paul.

Title The consul's file
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Books, 2011


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Description 184 pages ; 1.20 x 12.90 cm
Summary 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
Genre/Form Reading nook.
ISBN 9780241950579 paperback
0241950570 paperback