Audience:General / adult
Dimensions:8.2in x 5.48 x 0.58 in | 0.44 lb
Page Count:224 pages
MAJOR HOUSE AUTHOR: Regarded as one of the greatest spy novelists of all time, John le Carré is a household name. We have published all of his books and can proudly say that we are one of his only publishers that has been with him from the very beginning. We have sold more than sixty million copies of his work worldwide.
MEDIA EVENT: Each new le Carré book has been a major media event. A Legacy of Spies was a #1 New York Times bestseller and well-received and praised across major publications. A Delicate Truth occasioned a glowing New York Times Magazine profile, a front-page review in the New York Times Book Review, and much more. Eleanor Wachtel’s interview with le Carré on CBC’s Writers & Company is one of the show’s most popular episodes, and he counted it as one of the best interviews he’d ever had.
LE CARRÉ LEGACY: David had been working on Silverview alongside some other material which his executors are still cataloguing. It was his wish that his children explore, manage and extend his literary legacy, express his strongly-held convictions in new contexts, and complete and publish unfinished works; and that the Literary Estate become a living entity in its own right for many years to come.
MOVIE TIE-INS: He has had two TV series on AMC in the last couple of years, most recently The Little Drummer Girl, and more television series are currently in production, including an adaptation of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by the team behind the Golden Globe-winning miniseries The Night Manager.
TIME’s “34 Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2021”
The Guardian’s “50 biggest books of autumn 2021”
Toronto Star’s “35 books you need to know about in Fall 2021”
Yahoo’s “20 buzzy books for Fall 2021”
Barak Obama’s 2022 Summer Reading List
Praise for Silverview:
“A fitting requiem for the career of the man who brought a new level of complexity and humanity to espionage fiction.”
—Booklist, starred review
“[In Silverview,] le Carré plays out revelations about [the characters] slowly and teasingly, and, in the end, they’re as damning as you could wish. The real drama, however, is in the present, where all the characters are hopelessly intertwined and compromised by their loves and loyalties, none of them innocent…. The author’s last few novels have been increasingly valedictory, but this one is truly haunted by intimations of mortality.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“First-rate prose and a fascinating plot distinguish the final novel from MWA Grand Master le Carré… This is a fitting coda to a remarkable career.”
“[S]uperb…. Fraught as it is with reflections on death and dying, Silverview is tinged with an autumnal sense of loss and the self-examination of an old man looking back on his extraordinary career. John le Carré, one of the great analysts of the contemporary scene, has left us a minor masterpiece of secrets and lies in spy land.”
—Evening Standard (UK)
“[Silverview] is a wonderful posthumous gift to his readers…. There will never be another John le Carré.”
“[A] fitting conclusion to the long career of a writer who redefined an entire genre with the deceptive ease of pure genius. Le Carré’s compassion for his characters shines through, along with the gleam of humour. It’s also deeply thrilling, in the best way.”
—The Irish Times
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