My Life as a Fake (Paperback)
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Short Description for My Life as a Fake Using as a springboard a real literary hoax that transfixed Australia in his boyhood, Carey wickedly and ruefully explores how a phantom poet taunts, haunts and otherwise destroys his maker, pursuing him from Melbourne to a seedy, bitter ending in the tropical chaos of Kuala Lumpur.
- Published: 04 January 2005
- Format: Paperback 265 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781400030880 ISBN 10: 1400030889
- Sales rank: 220,713
Full description for My Life as a Fake
Fiendishly devious and addictively readable, Peter Carey's My Life as a Fake is a moral labyrinth constructed around the uneasy relationship between literature and lying. In steamy, fetid Kuala Lumpur in 1972, Sarah Wode-Douglass, the editor of a London poetry journal, meets a mysterious Australian named Christopher Chubb. Chubb is a despised literary hoaxer, carting around a manuscript likely filled with deceit. But in this dubious manuscript Sarah recognizes a work of real genius. But whose genius? As Sarah tries to secure the manuscript, Chubb draws her into a fantastic story of imposture, murder, kidnapping, and exilea story that couldn't be true unless its teller were mad. My Life as a Fake is Carey at his most audacious and entertaining.