Parrot and Olivier in America (Hardback)Peter Carey
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Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Very disppointing. The story line was muddled yet somehow predictable and the metaphors and allegory clunked heavily. There were flashes of the brilliance of the author's previous titles but overall this seemed... More
“Parrot and Olivier in America”
A marvellous trip from France to America in the post-French Revolution era - a rollicking journey with subtle use of language, moving and also comic in its compass. Essential reading as always from Peter Carey.
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