My Life as a Fake

My Life as a Fake

9 Audio CDs Included

by Peter Carey

CD-Audio Publication Date: 01/08/2019

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An Australian literary hoax lies at the core of My Life as a Fake, Peter Carey's captivating contemplation of the art world.

In steamy, fetid Kuala Lumpur in 1972, Sarah Wode-Douglass, editor of a London poetry journal, meets the mysterious Christopher Chubb. An Australian literary hoaxer, Chubb is carting around a manuscript likely filled with deceit. In this dubious work Sarah recognises a real genius. But whose genius? She is drawn into a fantastic story of imposture, murder, kidnapping and exile, which couldn't be true unless its teller were mad. Or perhaps haunted.

My Life as a Fake is a Frankenstein story in which what is imagined comes to life and exacts its due.

ISBN:
9780655615811
9780655615811
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
01-08-2019
Publisher:
Bolinda Publishing
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
9
Dimensions (mm):
134x146mm
Weight:
0.22kg

"A charismatically furious piece of work, brilliantly meshing its ethical and artistic debate with a rich human drama."
The Times

"Fast, furious and fantastical...Carey is Australia's finest living novelist."
The Guardian

"Reads like the impossible offspring of a fictional ménage-á-trois involving Pale Fire, Lord Jim, and Our Man in Havana."
The Atlantic Monthly

Peter Carey

Peter Carey was born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, and now lives in New York. He is the author of fourteen novels (including one for children), two volumes of short stories, and two books on travel.

Amongst other prizes, Carey has won the Booker Prize twice (for Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang), the Commonwealth Writers' Prize twice (for Jack Maggs and True History of the Kelly Gang), and the Miles Franklin Literary Award three times (for Bliss, Oscar and Lucinda and Jack Maggs).

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