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ISBN: 978-0-670-91902-4
Fecha de la edición: 2012
Dimensiones: Trade Paperback Second Hand cm
Nº Pág.: 306

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‘Few recent plays have had dialogue as good, and few recent literary novels can boast a set of characters so vividly imagined.’ —The Sunday Times
John le Carré’s 22nd novel, Our Kind of Traitor, is set in contemporary, recession gripped Britain. A left-leaning young Oxford academic and his barrister girlfriend take an off-peak holiday on the Caribbean island of Antigua. By seeming chance they bump into a Russian millionaire called Dima who owns a peninsula and a diamond-encrusted gold watch. He also has a tattoo on his right thumb, and wants a game of tennis.
What else he wants propels the young lovers on a tortuous journey through Paris to a safe house in the Swiss Alps, to the murkiest cloisters of the City of London and its unholy alliance with Britain’s Intelligence Establishment.
John Dugdale in The Sunday Times says:
‘Language is central, as so often in le Carré’s post-1990 work, and he lays on a feast of voices. Dima and Hector’s long, often funny speeches are particularly striking, but he also excels in creating a distinct vocal identity for minor figures such as the supergrass’s teenage daughter or his camp English lawyer.

‘Few recent plays have had dialogue as good, and few recent literary novels can boast a set of characters so vividly imagined. Our Kind of Traitor is a teasing, beguiling, masterly performance, marred only by the author’s penchant for endings that (both in what happens and who’s responsible) can be predictable. Though easy to mistake for an idiosyncratic and rarefied old man’s novel, in quizzically bringing together the Russian mafia and the banking crisis it slyly outscores younger men?s output in journalistic topicality.’

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