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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
"From the two time Booker Prize-winning author, an improvisation on the life of Alexis de Tocqueville, and an irrepressibly funny portrait of the impossible friendship between a master and a servant. Olivier is a French aristocrat, the traumatised child of survivors of the Revolution; Parrot the son of an itinerant English printer who always wanted to be an artist but has ended up a servant. Born on different sides of history, their lives will be joined by their travels in America. When Olivier sets sail for the New World - ostensibly to study its prisons but in reality to save his neck from one more revolution - Parrot is sent with him, as spy, protector, foe and foil. As the narrative shifts between the perspectives of Parrot and Olivier, and their picaresque travels together and apart - in love and politics, prisons and the world of art" -- from book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carey, Peter
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.C36
LC item number
P37 2010
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • French fiction
  • Voyages and travels
  • Master and servant
  • Male friendship
  • America
Label
Parrot and Olivier in America, Peter Carey
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
429022028
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed
Extent
384 p.
Isbn
9780307592620
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009047435
System control number
(OCoLC)429022028
Label
Parrot and Olivier in America, Peter Carey
Publication
Control code
429022028
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed
Extent
384 p.
Isbn
9780307592620
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009047435
System control number
(OCoLC)429022028

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