Pure by Timothy Mo

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Timothy Mo returns in exultant form with Pure, a literary spy thriller set in South East Asia.
-Toronto Star

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Timothy Mo's first novel in a decade is set within the battle for secession in the Muslim regions of southern Thailand. Pure covers epic expanses of time and is told through narrators who range from fanatical zealots to decorated Oxbridge dons. Everything that Mo's readers expect abound in this long-awaited novel: versatile style, memorable characters, insight into those tormented by dual loyalties and the ability to handle the weightiest of themes with a light touch. By examining the cultural wars of the past and present, Pure's themes are among the most important of the day.
 

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Published April 1, 2012 by Turnaround. 392 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by Mark Lawson on Apr 20 2012

It would be a great shame if Mo's deliberate distance from this country and its publishing structures mean that Pure will come to be seen as one that got away.

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Guardian

Good
Reviewed by Leo Robson on Apr 14 2012

At this point, the novel, while retaining its fruity juxtapositions, mutates into a spy thriller, with all the necessary code-names and passwords and double-crosses – and a novel of ideas, the ideas being theological as well as cross-cultural.

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Toronto Star

Good
Reviewed by Nancy Wigston on Dec 28 2012

Timothy Mo returns in exultant form with Pure, a literary spy thriller set in South East Asia.

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