The Naive And Sentimental Lover

Paperback | August 27, 2013

byJohn Le Carré

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Aldo Cassidy is an entrepreneurial genius. At thirty-nine, he dominates the baby pram market and rewards his success with a custom Bentley. But Aldo’s bourgeois life is upended by a chance encounter with Shamus—a charismatic writer whose first and only novel blazoned across the firmament twenty years earlier. The two develop a passionate friendship that draws Aldo—smitten also with his new friend’s luscious wife—into a life of reckless hedonism that threatens to consume them all.

John le Carré’s The Naïve and Sentimental Lover offers a dark and ribald send-up of both middle-class and bohemian pretensions that will astonish and delight his many fans.

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  Aldo Cassidy is an entrepreneurial genius. At thirty-nine, he dominates the baby pram market and rewards his success with a custom Bentley. But Aldo’s bourgeois life is upended by a chance encounter with Shamus—a charismatic writer whose first and only novel blazoned across the firmament twenty years earlier. The two develop a passio...

John le Carré was born in 1931. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honourable Schoolboy; and Smiley’s People. His recent novels include The Constant Gardener, Absolute Friends, The Mission Song, ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.2 × 5.3 × 1.13 inPublished:August 27, 2013Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143189832

ISBN - 13:9780143189831

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"Splendid, original...le Carré shows how endowed he is with the gift of storytelling." - The Times"Sad, funny, captivating and stunningly fertile" - The Sunday Express (UK)"Comic and touching...This novel is brilliant and marvellously good reading." - Book World"Le Carré is more than just a great storyteller—he captures the Zeitgeist itself." - Tom Wolfe"Le Carré is simply the world’s greatest fictional spymaster.” - Newsweek"He is one of the half-dozen best novelists now working in English." - The Chicago Sun-Times"No other contemporary novelist has more durably enjoyed the twin badges of being both well-read and well-regarded." - Scott Turow"For my money, le Carré is the equal of any novelist now writing in English." - Guardian (UK)"Le Carré is one of the best novelists—of any kind—we have." - Vanity Fair"Let me be specific: I think the man deserves the Nobel." - The Globe and Mail“As the greatest spy novelist of our times John le Carré has always used as the bedrock of his craft the strange ways people are bound to each other.” - Calgary Sun“In a world where villains can bleed tragedy and heroes may not be so heroic, le Carré is still our keenest arbiter.” - Winnipeg Free Press“No other contemporary novelist has more durably enjoyed the twin badges of being both well read and well regarded.” - Scott Turow“Le Carré, always an intriguing blend of patrician and populist, gives voice to all our contempt for hot-money deals.” - Independent (UK)“I would suggest immortality for John le Carré…. May he write forever!” - Chicago Tribune“A literary master for a generation.” - Observer (UK)