Parrot and Olivier in America

Author(s): Peter Carey

Australian author

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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General Fields

  • : 9781760896485
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Penguin Books
  • : February 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 464
  • : 823/.914
  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Peter Carey