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John le Carré

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The novel, published posthumously after John le Carré's death in 2020, uses the knotty relationships between spies, former spies, and non-spies to examine the moral ambiguities of the British Secret Service. The narrative focuses on Julian Lawndsley, a former financial trader who has recently moved to a small seaside community, and his interactions with a mysterious man named Edward Avon. Le Carré, himself a former Secret Service agent, explores, among others, themes of identity, loyalty, patriotism, and betrayal.

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