The Consul's Wife

A Novel
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Author(s): W.T. Tyler
Original Publish Date: Mar 22, 2016
Product Number: EB00643192
Released: Mar 22, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781250116321
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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Description

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.

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