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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
Title variation
Parrot & Olivier in America
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"--Jacket
Summary
A tale loosely inspired by the life of Alexis de Tocqueville is set in the early nineteenth century and follows an unlikely friendship between a survivor of the French Revolution and an itinerant English engraver's son
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Writing style
Character
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.C36
LC item number
P37 2010
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
Parrot and Olivier in America, Peter Carey
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn429022028
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9780307592620
Lccn
2009047435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)429022028
Label
Parrot and Olivier in America, Peter Carey
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn429022028
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9780307592620
Lccn
2009047435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)429022028

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