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    Parrot And Olivier In America

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    ISBN
    9780143203520
    Date Released
    Binding
    Paperback
    Pages
    468
     

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    A new edition of Peter Carey's Booker Prize-shortlisted Parrot and Olivier in America, with a cover by Michael Leunig

    Olivier is a French aristocrat, the child of survivors of the revolution. Parrot, the son of an English printer, is a restless servant. When Olivier sets sail for the New World – ostensibly to study its prisons, but in reality to avoid another revolution – Parrot is sent with him, as spy, protector, foe and foil. They are an unlikely pair, but where better for unlikely things to flourish than in the glorious, brand-new democratic experiment, America? And who better than Carey to show what Americans do not always wish to see: that their earliest observers included some who foresaw disastrous consequences for that experiment, well before they became headlines around the world.

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