Saint Jack

Jack Flowers, saint or sinner, caught a passing bumboat into Singapore and got a job as a water-clerk to a Chinese ship chandler. Now, on the side, he offers girls (indeed 'anything, anything at all') to tourists, sailors, residents and expatriates, but he is haunted by his lack of worldly success and his fifty-three years weight heavily on him. So when he agrees to act as blackmailer for the faintly sinister American Edwin Shuck in a plot against a general from Vietnam, he has high, not to mention wild, hopes of triumph. These are the outrageous confessions of an ingenious conman in the seedy and unforgettable world of expatriates amidst imperial ruins.

Product Overview
ISBN 9780241955147
Categories BX, Classics and Literary, Fiction, Literary Fiction
Author(s) Paul Theroux
Publisher Penguin Books
Pages 240
Format Paperback
Dimensions 12.8cm x 1.5cm x 19.5cm
Weight 0.21 kg
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