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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Review: Saint JackUser 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
Review: Saint JackUser 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