Parrot and Olivier in America

by Peter Stafford Carey | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0571253326 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winglmn60wing of Spotswood, Victoria Australia on 4/13/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by winglmn60wing from Spotswood, Victoria Australia on Saturday, April 13, 2013
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Another book club read.. and one I really enjoyed. Carey is one of Australia's best novelists and this one didn't disappoint. At times the narrative 'dragged' a little.. but Carey on on 'off' day is still better than most other authors at their peak! Hopefully a new reader will enjoy this one too!


'Olivier is a French aristocrat, the traumatized child of survivors of the Revolution. Parrot the son of an itinerant printer who always wanted to be an artist but has ended up a servant. Born on different sides of history, their lives will be brought together 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 - Peter Carey explores the adventure of American democracy, in theory and in practice, with dazzling wit and inventiveness.'

Released 9 yrs ago (4/12/2014 UTC) at 2014 Melbourne Convention in -- Controlled Release, Victoria Australia


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Journal Entry 3 by wingJean-Solwing at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Picked up at the convention. Lining up in my Peter Carey pile...

Journal Entry 4 by wingJean-Solwing at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Saturday, June 2, 2018
Finally got to this book last year whilst on holidays in Europe. I have my ups and downs with Peter Carey and this was a really slow start for me, but once they are in America it is a rollicking ride and a very funny one at that. Time to let it go.

Journal Entry 5 by wingJean-Solwing at Henry and the Fox in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Saturday, June 2, 2018

Released 5 yrs ago (6/3/2018 UTC) at Henry and the Fox in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia


To be released at the Melbourne BC monthly meetup. As we have overseas visitors this book might be offshore-bound again!

Journal Entry 6 by bronwyna at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Sunday, June 3, 2018
Picked up today during our special meetup. Onto my TBR pile. Looking forward to the read.

Journal Entry 7 by davemurray101 at Lower Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Picked up in Nofolk Island and read in the weeks following.
A great historical novel around an adolescent France and a young America and the characters involved.

Journal Entry 8 by davemurray101 at Wakefield Street in Alicetown, Wellington Province New Zealand on Saturday, December 14, 2019

Released 3 yrs ago (12/15/2019 UTC) at Wakefield Street in Alicetown, Wellington Province New Zealand


Released at the Wellington Bookcrossing Christmas Party.

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