The Naive and Sentimental Lover

The Naive and Sentimental Lover

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by John le Carré
     
 

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I have visited Bohemia and got away unscathed.                                  Aldo Cassidy is an entrepreneurial genius. At thirty-nine, he dominates the baby pram market and rewards his success with a… See more details below

Overview

I have visited Bohemia and got away unscathed.                                  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.

Editorial Reviews

Newsweek
Le Carre is simply the world's greatest fictional spymaster.
Vanity Fair
[Le Carre is] one of the best novelists—of any kind—we have.
Sunday Express
Sad, funny, captivating, and stunningly fertile.
From the Publisher
“Splendid, original…le Carré shows how endowed he is with the gift of storytelling.”—The Times (UK)

“Comic and touching…this novel is brilliant and marvelously good reading.”—Book World

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101535486
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/20/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
179,109
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author


New York Times bestselling author John le Carré (A Delicate Truth and Spy Who Came in from the Cold) was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For the last fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.

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