A Perfect Spy
le Carré's most autobiographical novel is also widely held to be his masterpiece, and the finest spy novel of the twentieth-century.
'Without doubt his masterpiece.' The Sunday Times
Dominated by a father who is also a confidence trickster on an epic scale, Pym has from the age of seventeen been controlled by two mentors. It is these men, racing each other, who are orchestrating the search to find the perfect spy.
Described by the author as his most autobiographical work, John le Carré's eleventh novel masterfully blends wit, compassion and unflagging tension with the poignant story of an estranged father and son.
'The best spy novel of all time' Publishers Weekly
'The best English novel since the war' Philip Roth
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Le Carre's latest commences with the sudden disappearance from his posting and family in Vienna of elegant British master-spy Magnus Pym. The narrative immediately splits and alternates: one voice ... Read full review