The Mission Song

The Mission Song

Book - 2006
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"Bruno Salvador, known to friends and enemies alike as Salvo, is the ever-innocent twenty-nine-year-old orphaned love child of a Catholic Irish missionary and a Congolese woman. Educated first at a mission school in the East Congolese province of Kivu and later at a discreet sanctuary for the secret sons of Rome, Salvo is inspired by his mentor, Brother Michael, to train as a professional interpreter in the minority African languages of which, almost from birth, he has been an obsessive collector." "Soon a rising star in his profession, he is courted by London corporations, hospitals, law firms, the immigration services, and - inevitably - the mushrooming overworld of British Intelligence. He is also courted - and won - by Penelope, a white upper-class star reporter on one of the great national newspapers, whom with typical impulsiveness he promptly marries. Yet even as the story opens, a contrary and irresistible love is dawning in him." "Dispatched by British Intelligence to a no-name island in the North Sea to attend a top-secret meeting between Western financiers and East Congolese warlords, Salvo is obliged to interpret matters never intended for his reawoken African conscience. The Mission Song recounts Salvo's heroically naive journey out of the dark of Western hypocrisy and into the heart of lightness."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316016742
0316016748
Branch Call Number: FICTION Le Carre
Characteristics: 339 p. : maps ; 25 cm

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Jun 15, 2016

Insightful with a real feel, making one wish the world could be a kinder place. Poor Africa, where it seems greed, dishonesty murder and beauty abound.

Le Carre is an exceptional writer, but my favourites remain the DVD's Tinker Taylor..... and Smiley\s People with Alec Guiness.

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Jul 23, 2012

Another excellent book from John LeCarre. This time, the story focuses on the Republic of Congo, and a Congolese translator in England, In the course of his job, he hears secrects that could have tragic consequences for whatever country is involved. John LeCarre turns up the heat, and I get lost in the plot. I didn't want to put this book down.

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