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Parrot & Olivier in America
New York: Vintage (2011).
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Two-time Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey’s latest feat of imagination is
an irrepressible, audacious, and trenchantly funny novel set mostly in
Olivier—an improvisation on the life of Alexis de Tocqueville—is an aristocrat born just after the French Revolution. Parrot is the motherless son of an itinerant English engraver. Their lives are joined when Olivier sets sail for the New World to save his neck from one more revolution and Parrot is sent with him as spy, protector, foe, and foil. With the story of their unlikely friendship, Peter Carey explores the adventure of American democracy with the dazzling inventiveness and richness of characterization, story, and language that we have come to expect from this superlative writer.
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