The Consul's Wife

The Consul's Wife

A Novel

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
A novel of Cold War geopolitics and romance involves a young foreign service officer stationed in Africa who must grapple with inept Western bureaucrats and feuding tribes

Blackwell North Amer
In The Consul's Wife, W.T. Tyler returns once more to Africa, specifically to the Congo, where his protagonist, Hugh Mathews, a young foreign service officer, must cope with his embassy's ineptitude and its shallow-thinking bureaucrats even as he comes to terms with the confusion of feuding tribes and rebel factions living in the timeless and all but impenetrable wilderness surrounding the capital. Featuring a huge cast of characters - petty dictators, CIA operatives, a sorcerer who can summon lightning from the sky - and set during the era of America's increasing involvement in Vietnam half a world away, The Consul's Wife is also a love story of great power and resonance.

Baker
& Taylor

A novel of Cold War geopolitics and romance that recalls the work of Graham Greene and John LeCarre+a7 involves a young foreign service officer stationed in Africa who must grapple with inept Western bureaucrats and feuding tribes.

Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805044256
0805044256
Branch Call Number: TYL
Characteristics: 216 p

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