The Consul's File

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The Consul's File
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  • 9780241950579
  • 9780141971643

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.

  • Penguin Books Ltd; August 2011
  • ISBN 9780141971643
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  • Title: The Consul's File
  • Author: Paul Theroux
  • Imprint: Penguin
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780241950579
  • 9780141971643
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780241950579
  • 9780141971643