My Life as a Fake

My Life as a Fake

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Sarah Wode-Douglas is an aristocratic English-woman who has made her living in the cloistered world of literary London as the editor of the poetry magazine First Proof, until she impulsively follows a family friend, poet John Slater, across the world to Kuala Lumpur. Temporarily abandoned by the chaotic Slater she encounters yet another poet, Christopher Chubb; an enigmatic wreck of a man whose terrible secrets Sarah is compelled to discover and pursue. As Chubb's labyrinthine story of forgery, deceit and horror starts to emerge, the towering seven-foot figure of Bob McCorkle, both a figment, and an all-too-evident fact, starts to haunt the landscape of the novel, and the imagination of the reader.
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  • CD-Audio | 5 pages
  • 125 x 143 x 25mm | 202g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Penguin Audiobooks
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141805196
  • 9780141805191

About Peter Carey

Peter Carey was born in 1943 in Australia and lives in New York. He is the author of the highly acclaimed short story collection, The Fat Man in History, seven novels, Bliss, Illywhacker (shortlisted for the 1985 Booker Prize), Oscar and Lucinda (winner of the 1988 Booker Prize), The Tax Inspector, The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith, Jack Maggs (winner of the 1998 Commonwealth Writers Prize) and True History of the Kelly Gang (winner of the 2001 Booker Prize), and for children, The Big Bazoohley.
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