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The Resource The mission song, John le Carre, (sound recording)

The mission song, John le Carre, (sound recording)

Label
The mission song
Title
The mission song
Statement of responsibility
John le Carre
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bruno Salvador, known as Salvo to friends and enemies alike, is the ever-innocent twenty-nine-year-old orphaned love child of a Catholic Irish missionary and a Congolese woman. Salvo, educated first at a mission school in the East Congolese province of Kivu and later at a discreet sanctuary for the secret sons of Rome, is inspired by Brother Michael, his mentor, to train as a professional interpreter in the minority African languages of which, almost from birth, he has been an obsessive collector. Salvo, soon a rising star in his profession, is courted by London corporations, hospitals, law firms, immigration services, and, inevitably, the mushrooming overworld of British Intelligence. Salvo is also courted, and won, by Penelope, a white upper-class star reporter on one of the great national newspapers, whom with typical impulsiveness he marries promptly. Yet even as the story opens, a contrary and irresistible love is dawning in Salvo. Dispatched by British Intelligence to a no-name island in the North Sea to attend a top-secret meeting between Western financiers and East Congolese warlords, Salvo is obliged to interpret matters never intended for his reawakened African conscience. By turns thriller, love story, and comic allegory of our times, The Mission Song recounts Salvo's heroically naive journey out of the dark of Western hypocrisy and into the heart of lightness. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
AMP
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1931-
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Le Carré, John
Credits note
  • Produced and Directed by David Roper
  • Text Abridged by Peter Mackie, approved by John Le Carré
  • Production Supervised by Linda Ross-Korn
Dewey number
823/.914
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PR6062 .E33
LC item number
M57 2006ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by David Oyelowo
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Oyelowo, David
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  • Intelligence officers
  • World politics
  • Spy stories
Label
The mission song, John le Carre, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm73307155
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Edition
Abridged edition.
Extent
6 sound discs (ca. 6.5 hrs.)
Isbn
9781594835643
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
2-62564
Specific material designation
sound disc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1104966
  • (OCoLC)73307155
System details
Compact discs
Label
The mission song, John le Carre, (sound recording)
Publication
Control code
ocm73307155
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Edition
Abridged edition.
Extent
6 sound discs (ca. 6.5 hrs.)
Isbn
9781594835643
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
2-62564
Specific material designation
sound disc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1104966
  • (OCoLC)73307155
System details
Compact discs

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