Parrot and Olivier in America (Hardback)
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DescriptionOlivier is a French aristocrat, the traumatized child of survivors of the Revolution. Parrot the son of an itinerant printer who always wanted to be an artist but has ended up a servant. Born on different sides of history, their lives will be brought together by their travels in America. When Olivier sets sail for the New World, ostensibly to study its prisons but in reality to save his neck from one more revolution - Parrot is sent with him, as spy, protector, foe and foil. As the narrative shifts between the perspectives of Parrot and Olivier, and their picaresque travels together and apart - in love and politics, prisons and the world of art - Peter Carey explores the adventure of American democracy, in theory and in practice, with dazzling wit and inventiveness.
- Published: 04 February 2010
- Format: Hardback 464 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780571253296 ISBN 10: 0571253296
- Sales rank: 50,901
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Reviews for Parrot and Olivier in America
A genius at work
It is realy difficult to finish reading this book because you don't want to depart from the characters. by Gudl Gauti Jonsson