Saint Jack

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Penguin UK, Aug 4, 2011 - Fiction - 240 pages
10 Reviews

Jack Flowers, saint or sinner, caught a passing bumboat into Singapore and got a job as a water-clerk to a Chinese ship chandler. Now, on the side, he offers girls (indeed 'anything, anything at all') to tourists, sailors, residents and expatriates, but he is haunted by his lack of worldly success and his fifty-three years weigh heavily on him. So when he agrees to act as blackmailer for the faintly sinister American, Edwin Shuck, in a plot against a general from Vietnam, he has high, not to mention wild, hopes of triumph.

These are the outrageous confessions of an ingenious con man in the seedy and unforgettable world of expatriates amidst imperial ruins.

  

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User Review  - Lynn Wyvill - Goodreads

The story of a pimp, procurer, fast talking John is told with the awareness of a man analyzing his life at middle age and wondering why he is old. Told as a memoir, he reflects with little regret and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Vidhya Nair - Goodreads

Poor read. Anecdotal Singapore mentions don't make up for the all over the place storyline & the dragging pointless tale. Give it a miss. Read full review

Contents

Saint Jack
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PART TWO
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PART THREE
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About the author (2011)

Paul Theroux's highly acclaimed books include Dark Star Safari, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, Fresh-Air Fiend, The Elephanta Suite and A Dead Hand. The Mosquito Coast and Dr Slaughter have both been made into successful films. Paul Theroux is also a frequent contributor to magazines, and divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands.

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