A Two-time Booker Prize-winning author
Olivier is the child of aristocratic survivors of the French Revolution. Parrot is the motherless son of an itinerant English printer. Their wildly disparate lives will be permanently fused when Olivier sets sail for the nascent United States‚ with Parrot employed as his protector‚ foe‚ foil — and‚ unbeknownst to him‚ as spy. As the story unfurls through their picaresque exploits‚ Peter Carey explores the past and future adventures of American democracy.
“Richly atmospheric‚ this wonderful novel is picaresque and Dickensian‚ with humor and insight injected into an accurately rendered period of French and American history.”
— Publishers Weekly
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