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My Life as a Fake
By Peter Carey

My Life as a Fake

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My Life as a Fake by Peter Carey

Book Description

Melbourne, the late 1940s. A young conservative Australian poet named Christopher Chubb decides to teach his country a lesson about pretension and authenticity. Choosing as his target the most avant-garde of the literary magazines, he submits for publication the entire oeuvre of one Bob McCorkle, a working-class poet of raw power and sexual frankness, conveniently dead at twenty-four and entirely the product of Chubb's imagination. Not only does the magazine fall for the hoax, but the local authorities also sue its editor for publishing obscenity. At the trial someone uncannily resembling the faked photograph of the invented McCorkle, leaps to his feet. At this moment a horrified Chubb is confronted by the malevolent being he has himself manufactured...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571216208
ISBN-10: 057121620X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x 18mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 3-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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A love story and a historical tour de force set in Victorian times which deals with the undeclared love between clergyman Oscar Hopkins and the heiress Lucinda Leplastrier. Made for each other, the two are gamblers - one obsessive, the other compulsive - incapable of winning at the game of love.

Amnesia by Peter Carey Amnesia, Paperback (May 2015)

When Gaby Baillieux, a young woman from suburban Melbourne, releases the Angel Worm into the computers of Australias prison system, hundreds of asylum seekers walk free. Worse: the system is run by an American corporation, so some 5,000 US prisons are also infected. Doors spring open. Both countries' secrets threaten to pour out.

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Author Biography - Peter Carey

Peter Carey received the Booker Prize for Oscar and Lucinda and again for True History of the Kelly Gang. His novel, Parrot and Olivier in America, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2010. His other honours include the Commonwealth Prize and the Miles Franklin Award. Born in Australia, he has lived in New York for twenty years. www.petercareybooks.com

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