The Unusual Life Of Tristan Smith

The Unusual Life Of Tristan Smith

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The first Penguin edition of Peter Carey's The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith, with a cover by Michael Leunig Severely afflicted, doomed never to be taller than three foot six, Tristan Smith faces death and danger from the first moment of his energetic and ambitious life. Here, for the first time, is the truth about him, from his birth in the Republic of Efica in the year 371 to the present day. When he goes on trial for multiple offences in Voorstand, a nation of rampaging global dominance, Tristan must plead his case to the very culture that has done for his own. Peter Carey's piercing allegory of imperialism is unmatched for originality and inventiveness. Carey . . . has outdone himself in this bizarre, uncannily strange dystopia about the life of a dwarf . . . George Orwell and Lewis Carroll wrapped into one.' Publishers Weekly 'Irresistible . . . intimate and theatrical . . . supple and surprising . . . We're in the hands of a master storyteller.' Carol Shields 'Savage and hilarious . . . dazzling.' New York Review of Books
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  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 130 x 199 x 36mm | 417g
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0143571214
  • 9780143571216
  • 655,383

About Peter Carey

Peter Carey is a zoologist who has made more than 80 trips to Antarctica, including research expeditions with the New Zealand Antarctic Programme and the Australian National Antarctic research expedition. He has also worked as a lecturer and expedition leader on many Antarctic cruise ships.

Peter has conducted research on penguin behaviour, sea-bird ecology, fish physiology and the social behaviour of seals. He visits Antarctica every summer and is working to ecologically restore a group of small islands in the Falklands Archipelago. As director of the conservation organisation SAFER (Subantarctic Foundation for Ecosystems Research), he is actively involved in improving the wildlife habitat of these islands.



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