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Parrot and Olivier in America

 
 
Author
Peter Carey.
Publisher Faber & Faber  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.25 x 1.5 inches
ISBN 9780571253296
Pages/Publication Date 452/2010
Daedalus Item Code 20505
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(National Book Award finalist) The author of the Booker Prize–winning novels Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang (and one of only two authors to have won two Bookers, the other being J.M. Coetzee), Peter Carey here presents an audacious and trenchantly funny novel set mostly in 19th-century America. Olivier—a reimagined Alexis de Tocqueville—is an aristocrat born just after the French Revolution. Parrot is the motherless son of an itinerant English engraver. Their lives are joined when Olivier sets sail for the New World to save his neck from one more revolution and Parrot is sent with him to serve as a spy, protector, foe, and foil. Within the story of their unlikely friendship, Carey explores the adventure of American democracy with dazzling inventiveness and richness of characterization, story, and language.

"Though their relationship begins in mutual hatred, it evolves into affectionate comradeship as they experience the alien social and cultural milieus of the New World. Richly atmospheric, this wonderful novel is picaresque and Dickensian, with humor and insight injected into an accurately rendered period of French and American history."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 
 
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