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The Consul's File

(1972)
(A book in the Spencer Monroe Savage series)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Spencer Savage, a young American consul, is posted to Ayer Hitam, a small Malaysian town, in the 1970s. Told to close down this remote outpost in the sweltering jungle, he instead finds himself drawn to the many characters he meets among the Malays, Indians, Japanese, Chinese, and the clubbable expat Brits.Through his eyes we see the rich tapestry of multi-ethnic life in post-colonial Malaysia, from adultery to murder, from ghost stories to the murky waters of diplomatic politics.It is a brilliant portrait of a vanished time, a lost landscape and scattered peoples.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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October 1983 : UK Hardback

Title: The Consul's File (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-85119-241-6 / 978-0-85119-241-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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October 1982 : UK Hardback

Title: The Consul's File
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-241-10873-X / 978-0-241-10873-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
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July 1977 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Consul's File
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-395-25399-3 / 978-0-395-25399-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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May 1977 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Consul's File
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-241-89657-6 / 978-0-241-89657-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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Paperback Editions

August 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Consul's File
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-241-95057-0 / 978-0-241-95057-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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March 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Consul's File
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-671-49825-8 / 978-0-671-49825-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books (Mm)
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March 1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Consul's File
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-14-004695-X / 978-0-14-004695-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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June 1978 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Consul's File
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-345-27297-8 / 978-0-345-27297-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

April 1988 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Consul's File/Audio Cassettes
Author(s): Paul Theroux, Ed Bishop
ISBN: 0-8161-7756-2 / 978-0-8161-7756-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall Audio Books
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March 1988 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Consul's File: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0-7451-6325-4 / 978-0-7451-6325-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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Kindle Editions

August 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Consul's File
Author(s): Paul Theroux
Publisher: Penguin
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