Description - Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
A dazzling comic masterpiece that reminds us why Peter Carey is Australia's most internationally acclaimed novelist.
Olivier is a French aristocrat, the child of survivors of the revolution. Parrot, the son of an English printer, is a restless servant. When Olivier sets sail for the New World - ostensibly to study its prisons, but in reality to avoid another revolution - Parrot is sent with him, as spy, protector, foe and foil. They are an unlikely pair, but where better for unlikely things to flourish than in the glorious, brand-new democratic experiment, America? And who better than Carey to show what Americans do not always wish to see- that their earliest observers included some who foresaw disastrous consequences for that experiment, well before they became headlines around the world.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(333mm x 130mm x 35mm)
Penguin Books Australia
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