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The Resource Parrot and Olivier in America, Peter Carey

Parrot and Olivier in America, Peter Carey

Label
Parrot and Olivier in America
Title
Parrot and Olivier in America
Statement of responsibility
Peter Carey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Olivier is a young aristocrat, one of an endangered species born in France just after the Revolution. Parrot, the son of an itinerant English printer, wanted to be an artist but has ended up in middle age as a servant. When Olivier sets sail for the New World - ostensibly to study its prisons, but in reality to avoid yet another revolution - Parrot is sent with him, as spy, protector, foe and foil. Through their adventures with women and money, incarceration and democracy, writing and painting, they make an unlikely pair. But where better for unlikely things to flourish than in the glorious, brand-new experiment, America? A dazzlingly inventive reimagining of Alexis de Tocqueville's famous journey, Parrot and Olivier in America brilliantly evokes the Old World colliding with the New. Above all, it is a wildly funny, tender portrait of two men who come to form an almost impossible friendship, and a completely improbable work of art" -- publisher's website
Awards note
Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, 2011 shortlist.
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carey, Peter
Dewey number
A823.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
E165
LC item number
.C37 2009
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tocqueville, Alexis de
  • Tocqueville, Alexis de
  • Tocqueville, Alexis de
  • New World
  • America
  • Authors, Australian
  • Friendship
  • United States
  • America
Label
Parrot and Olivier in America, Peter Carey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
" This unedited manuscript is made available on a confidential basis and may not be sold or otherwise circulated. The appearance and contents of this proof may not resemble the finished book and under no circumstances may it or any part of its contents be reproduced before publication of the finished book without the publishers consent
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000044480942
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
451 p.
Isbn
9781926428147
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009675122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)426034998
Label
Parrot and Olivier in America, Peter Carey
Publication
Note
" This unedited manuscript is made available on a confidential basis and may not be sold or otherwise circulated. The appearance and contents of this proof may not resemble the finished book and under no circumstances may it or any part of its contents be reproduced before publication of the finished book without the publishers consent
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000044480942
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
451 p.
Isbn
9781926428147
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009675122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)426034998

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