Parrot and Olivier in America - Paperback Open Market Edition
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|About the Author||Peter Carey is the author of ten previous novels and has twice received the Booker Prize. His other honors include the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Born in Australia, he has lived in New York City for twenty years. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.|
|Author 1||Peter Carey|
|Edition Number||Open Market Edition|
|Editorial Review||“Carey has twice won the Man Booker Prize and by all rights should be nominated for a third for Parrot and Olivier in America, a novel as big and bold as the country itself. This work showcases Carey at his finest, bringing together all his considerable strengths and obsessions . . . Carey [is] a sheer magician with language . . . He delivers a riot of unexpected plot twists and pleasures . . . An utter tour de force . . . Columbus might have discovered America, but with this new novel, Carey gives us the thrill of discovering his adopted home—our adopted home—all over again.” —Miami Herald “Another feat of acrobatic ventriloquism, joining Carey’s masterpieces, Jack Maggs and True History of the Kelly Gang . . . Carey’s most marvelous invention is Tocqueville’s traveling companion, Parrot . . . It’s a brilliant alteration of history and a source of rich comedy . . . Outrageous and witty.” —Ron Charles, Washington Post “Parrot and Olivier is amusing and wise and graceful to a degree that we almost don’t deserve.” —Laura Miller, Salon|
|Publisher||Faber & Faber UK|