Carey, Peter,: Parrot and Olivier in America
Book Number: 5235
Hamish Hamilton, Melbourne, 2009. Softcover. Near Fine Condition/. First Edition. First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 452 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . 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. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Australia; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 1926428242. ISBN/EAN: 9781926428246. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5235.