Saint Jack

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Saint Jack
First edition cover (book) designed by Paul Bacon[1]
AuthorPaul Theroux
CountryUnited States
PublisherHoughton Mifflin
Publication date
June 1973

Saint Jack is a 1973 novel by Paul Theroux and a 1979 film of the same name. It tells the life of Jack Flowers, a pimp in Singapore. Feeling hopeless and undervalued, Jack tries to make money by setting up his own bordello, and clashes with Chinese triad members in the process.

Film adaptation[edit]

A film adaptation directed by Peter Bogdanovich was released in 1979.