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Peter Carey - Author

About the Author

Peter Carey was born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria in 1943. He has published 18 books and been translated into 24 languages. His numerous prize wins include the Man Booker Prize twice, the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize twice and the Miles Franklin Literary Award three times. His novels have sold in excess of one million copies in the UK alone. He has lived in New York for over twenty years.

 

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Featured books by Peter Carey

A Long Way From Home

A Long Way From Home

Author: Peter Carey Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in rural south eastern Australia. Together with Willie, their lanky navigator, they embark upon the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the continent, over roads no car will ever quite survive.

The Chemistry of Tears

The Chemistry of Tears

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/03/2013

London 2011, Catherine Gehrig, conservator at the Swinburne museum, learns of the unexpected death of her lover of thirteen years. As the mistress of a married man she has to grieve in private. Given a special project away from prying eyes and mad with grief, the usually controlled and rational Catherine discovers a series of handwritten notebooks telling the extrordinary story behind the automata she is restoring. She starts to piece together both the clockwork puzzle and the story of the mechanical creature which was commissioned in 19th century Germany by an English man, Henry Brandling, as a 'magical amusement' for his consumptive son. Having been asked to leave his home by his wife, Henry turns his hurtful departure into an adventure that he records for his young child. But it is Catherine Gehrig, in a strangely stormy and overheated London nearly two hundred years later, who will find comfort and wonder in reading Henry's story. And it is the automata, in its beautiful, uncanny imitation of life, that will link two strangers confronted with the mysteries of life and death, the miracle and catastrophe of human invention and the body's astonishing chemistry of love and feeling.

The Chemistry of Tears

The Chemistry of Tears

Author: Peter Carey Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2012

It's London 2010, Catherine Gehrig, conservator at the Swinburne museum, learns of the unexpected death of her colleague and lover of thirteen years. As the mistress of a married man she has to grieve in private. One other person knows their secret, the director of the museum, who arranges for Catherine to be given a special project away from prying eyes. Mad with grief, the usually controlled and rational Catherine discovers a series of handwritten notebooks telling the story of the man who originally commissioned the extraordinary and eerie automata she has been asked to bring back to life. With a precocious new assistant, Amanda, at her side, she starts to piece together both the clockwork puzzle and the story of the mechanical creature which was commissioned in 19th century Germany by an English man, Henry Brandling, as a 'magical amusement' for his consumptive son. Having been asked to leave his home by his wife, Henry turns his hurtful departure into an adventure that he records for his young child. But it is Catherine Gehrig, in a strangely stormy and overheated London nearly two hundred years later, who will find comfort and wonder in reading Henry's story. And it is the automata, in its beautiful, uncanny imitation of life that will link two strangers confronted with the mysteries of life and death, the miracle and catastrophe of human invention and the body's astonishing chemistry of love and feeling.

Other books by Peter Carey

A Long Way From Home

A Long Way From Home

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in rural south eastern Australia. Together they embark upon the Redex Trial, a brutal car race around the continent, over roads no car can ever quite survive. Set during the 1950s in the dying embers of the British Empire, A Long Way from Home is a thrilling high-speed story, illuminating a country's relationship with its own ancient culture, and the love made and hurt caused along the way.

A Long Way From Home

A Long Way From Home

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Longlisted for the 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in rural south eastern Australia. Together they embark upon the Redex Trial, a brutal car race around the continent, over roads no car can ever quite survive. Set during the 1950s in the dying embers of the British Empire, A Long Way from Home is a thrilling high-speed story, illuminating a country's relationship with its own ancient culture, and the love made and hurt caused along the way.

Data Protection: A Practical Guide to UK and EU Law

Data Protection: A Practical Guide to UK and EU Law

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Now in its fifth edition, this invaluable handbook provides a complete guide to the practical application of data protection law. It is fully updated and expanded to include coverage of significant developments in the practice of data protection, and takes account of new legislation as well as guidance published by the Information Commissioner since the last edition. The fifth edition includes coverage of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); the implications of Brexit; new guidance from the Information Commissioner's office; coverage of new cases on several aspects of data protection compliance; the latest developments on electronic communications; new chapters on accountability and the role of the Data Protection Officer, and creating a compliance programme. Data Protection: A Practical Guide to UK and EU Law is essential reading for all those working with data protection issues, and in compliance departments, as well as in-house and private practice lawyers, company secretaries, HR Officers and IT specialists, and has been adopted as 'recommended reading' on the Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection Programme (www.dataprotectionqualification.com).

Data Protection: A Practical Guide to UK and EU Law

Data Protection: A Practical Guide to UK and EU Law

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Now in its fifth edition, this invaluable handbook provides a complete guide to the practical application of data protection law. It is fully updated and expanded to include coverage of significant developments in the practice of data protection, and takes account of new legislation as well as guidance published by the Information Commissioner since the last edition. The fifth edition includes coverage of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); the implications of Brexit; new guidance from the Information Commissioner's office; coverage of new cases on several aspects of data protection compliance; the latest developments on electronic communications; new chapters on accountability and the role of the Data Protection Officer, and creating a compliance programme. Data Protection: A Practical Guide to UK and EU Law is essential reading for all those working with data protection issues, and in compliance departments, as well as in-house and private practice lawyers, company secretaries, HR Officers and IT specialists, and has been adopted as 'recommended reading' on the Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection Programme (www.dataprotectionqualification.com)

A Long Way From Home

A Long Way From Home

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in rural south eastern Australia. Together with Willie, their lanky navigator, they embark upon the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the continent, over roads no car will ever quite survive. A Long Way from Home is Peter Carey's late style masterpiece; a thrilling high speed story that starts in one way, then takes you to another place altogether. Set in the 1950s in the embers of the British Empire, painting a picture of Queen and subject, black, white and those in-between, this brilliantly vivid novel illustrates how the possession of an ancient culture spirals through history - and the love made and hurt caused along the way.

A Long Way From Home

A Long Way From Home

Author: Peter Carey Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in rural south eastern Australia. Together with Willie, their lanky navigator, they embark upon the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the continent, over roads no car will ever quite survive.

Long Way From Home

Long Way From Home

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 09/01/2018

Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in rural south eastern Australia. Together with Willie, their lanky navigator, they embark upon the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the continent, over roads no car will ever quite survive.A Long Way from Home is Peter Carey's late style masterpiece; a thrilling high speed story that starts in one way, then takes you to another place altogether. Set in the 1950s in the embers of the British Empire, painting a picture of Queen and subject, black, white and those in-between, this brilliantly vivid novel illustrates how the possession of an ancient culture spirals through history - and the love made and hurt caused along the way.

Long Way from Home

Long Way from Home

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 30/10/2017

Carey's most ambitious novel since True History of the Kelly Gang: a celebration and interrogation of the Australia of Peter's childhood. He takes us on a wild ride around the country in 1954 by way of the famous Redex car trial, during which our protagonist, Willy Bachhuber, learns the poignant truth of his troubled past. It's a tender and wonderfully wry portrait of Australia in the 1950s, reminiscent of Illywhacker in concerns and some characters. We're in Bacchus Marsh in the 1950s, with car salesmen, an early aviator, and the lives of Irene Bobs and Willy Bachhuber. The striking Irene is ahead of her time, a fearless, big-hearted, independently minded woman. Her next door neighbour Willy seems to be constantly in flight from his own life. He lacks social confidence but is extremely well read, so much so that he's a radio quiz champ. And he has a particular fondness for maps. When Irene's husband Titch decides to enter the Redex trial, Irene goes with him as co-driver, and Willy as navigator. A fantastically fun and funny read, Peter's new novel is a major achievement.

Amnesie

Amnesie

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 27/04/2016

Peter Careys Amnesie trifft mitten in den wunden Punkt unseres Jetzt.Die junge Australierin Gaby Bailllieux hackt ein amerikanisches Sicherheitssystem und befreit Tausende Gefangene. Im Fall einer Auslieferung in die USA droht der Hackerin die Todesstrafe.Der Journalist Felix Moore glaubt sofort an eine langst uberfallige Racheaktion gegen die USA, die 1975 den australischen Premierminister von der Bildflache verschwinden lie. Ein geheimer Staatsstreich, ein Angriff auf die australische Verfassung und keiner spricht davon; bis auf Felix Moore, der seine ganze journalistische Karriere darauf verwendet, gegen Australiens groe Amnesie anzuschreiben. Nun soll Moore der geheimnisvollen Nerdin den Kopf aus der Schlinge ziehen und gerat dabei selbst in lebensbedrohliche Bedrangnis. Wusste Gaby, dass sie den USA den Cyberkrieg erklart oder wollte sie wirklich nur Fluchtlinge aus australischen Internierungslagern befreien? Moores Recherchen fuhren ihn nicht nur in die Abgrunde unseres digitalen Zeitalters, sondern in zutiefst menschliche.Peter Carey schreibt mit seinem neuen Roman Amnesie gegen das Verdrangen eines unglaublichen politischen Skandals an - und sagt damit mehr uber unsere Gegenwart als ein Roman sollte. Ein ungestumer Mix aus WikiLeaks, Edward Snowden und Chaos Computer Club - voll bosartigem Witz, von atemberaubendem Tempo.

30 Days in Sydney A Wildly Distorted Account

30 Days in Sydney A Wildly Distorted Account

Author: Peter Carey Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Oscar and Lucinda Faber Modern Classics

Oscar and Lucinda Faber Modern Classics

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Peter Carey's novel of the undeclared love between clergyman Oscar Hopkins and the heiress Lucinda Leplastrier is both a moving and beautiful love story and a historical tour de force set in Victorian times. Made for each other, the two are gamblers - one obsessive, the other compulsive - incapable of winning at the game of love. Oscar and Lucinda is now available as a Faber Modern Classics edition.

Tax Inspector

Tax Inspector

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2015

The Catchprices may be the most spectacularly contentious family since Dostoevsky's Karamozovs. Granny Catchprice runs her family business, and her family, with senility, cunning, and a handbag full of explosives. Sixteen-year-old Benny dreams of transforming a failing automobile franchise into an empire, and himself into an angel. But when a beautiful and very pregnant agent of the Australian Taxation Office enters their lives, the resulting collision becomes, in Carey's hands, a masterpiece of coal-black humour and compassionate horror.

Unusual Life of Tristan Smith

Unusual Life of Tristan Smith

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2015

Severely afflicted, doomed never to be taller than three foot six, Tristan Smith faces death and danger from the first moment of his energetic and ambitious life. Here, for the first time, is the truth about him, from his birth in the Republic of Efica in the year 371 to the present day. When he goes on trial for multiple offences in Voorstand, a nation of rampaging global dominance, Tristan must plead his case to the very culture that has done for his own. Peter Carey's piercing allegory of imperialism is unmatched for originality and inventiveness.

Jack Maggs

Jack Maggs

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2015

The first Penguin edition of Peter Carey's Jack Maggs, with a cover by Michael LeunigThe year is 1837 and ex-convict Jack Maggs has returned illegally to London from Australia. Installing himself in the household of a genteel grocer, he attracts the attention of a cross-section of society. Saucy Mercy Larkin wants him for a mate. Writer Tobias Oates wants to possess his soul through hypnosis. Maggs, a figure both frightening and mysteriously compelling, is so in thrall to the notion of a gentlemanly class that he's risked his life to come back to his torturers. His task is to shed his false consciousness and understand that his true destiny lies in Australia.

Illywhacker

Illywhacker

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2015

Herbert Badgery is vagabond and charlatan, aviator and car salesman, seducer and patriarch. He might very well be the embodiment of Australia's national character, especially in its fondness for tall stories and questionable history. As this charming scoundrel traverses the continent and a century's worth of outlandish encounters - not least with a genteel dowager fending off madness with an electric belt, and a ravishing young girl with a dangerous fondness for rooftop trysts - one truth emerges. Herbert Badgery may in fact be the king of all con men.

Collected Stories

Collected Stories

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2015

The first Penguin edition of Peter Carey's Collected Stories, with a cover by Michael LeunigCollected Stories combines the brilliant, bizarre, funny, chilling pieces originally published in The Fat Man in History and War Crimes (plus three stories not in either). Those from Fat Man posit what-ifs, with the title story wondering how, were some post-Marxist utopia to declare obesity counter-revolutionary, a household of fat men would strike back. Those from War Crimes are all in one way or another about power - those who wield it, those who want it, and those who recall either its dazzling exhilaration or degradation.

True History of the Kelly Gang

True History of the Kelly Gang

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2015

As he flees the police, Ned Kelly scribbles his narrative in semiliterate but magically descriptive prose. To his pursuers he is a thief and a murderer. To his own people he's a hero for opposing the English. Ned, who saw his first prison cell at fifteen, has become the most wanted man in the wild colony of Victoria, taking over towns and defying authority. Here is a classic outlaw tale, made alive by the skill of a great novelist. There are no sentences like these in all Australian literature and yet they could only have grown from our soil.

Bliss

Bliss

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2015

It takes dying during a heart attack for Harry Joy to realise that the life he thought was happy is actually hellish. His wife is a cheat, his kids are a source of shame, his company spruiks carcinogens. While Harry is resuscitated he will never be the same, for having seen his own misery, he can no longer deny the injustice around him. But before he can be redeemed, a whole new perdition awaits him in this darkly funny and prescient fable about the idiocy of defiling nature.

Oscar and Lucinda

Oscar and Lucinda

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2015

Oscar Hopkins, the hydrophobic, noisy-kneed son of a preacher, renounces his father's stern religion in favour of the Anglican Church. Lucinda Leplastrier, a frizzy-haired heiress, impulsively buys a glass factory with the inheritance forced on her by a well-intentioned adviser. When the two finally meet, on board a ship to New South Wales, they are bound by their affinity for gambling and risk, their loneliness, and their awkwardly blossoming mutual affection. Love will prove to be their ultimate gamble.

His Illegal Self

His Illegal Self

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2015

Che is the precocious son of radical student activists at Harvard in the late sixties. Raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother, he yearns for his famous outlaw parents.? ?Soon Che too is an outlaw: fleeing down subways, abandoning seedy motels at night, he is pitched into a journey that leads him to a hippie commune in the rainforests of Queensland. Here he slowly, bravely confronts his life, learning that nothing is what it seems. Who is his real mother? Was that his real father? If all he suspects is true, what should he do??

My Life as a Fake

My Life as a Fake

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2015

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.

Theft: A Love Story

Theft: A Love Story

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2015

Michael 'Butcher' Boone is an ex-'really famous' painter, now reduced to living in a remote country house and acting as caretaker for his younger brother, Hugh. Alone together they've forged a delicate equilibrium, a balance instantly destroyed when a mysterious young woman named Marlene walks out of a rainstorm and into their lives. Beautiful, smart, and ambitious, she's the daughter-in-law of the late great painter Jacques Liebovitz. Soon Marlene sets in motion a chain of events that could be the making, or the ruin, of them all . . .

Fat Man in History

Fat Man in History

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 03/03/2015

If, in some post-Marxist utopia, obesity were declared counterrevolutionary, how would a houseful of fat men strike back? If it were possible to win a new body by lottery, what kind of people would choose ugliness? If two gun-toting thugs decided to take over a business -- and run it through sheer terror -- how far would their methods take them? These are the questions that Peter Carey, author of The Tax Inspector and Oscar and Lucinda, brilliantly explores in this collection of stories. Exquisitely written and thoroughly envisioned, the tales in The Fat Man in History reach beyond their arresting premises to utter deep and often frightening truths about our brightest and darkest selves.

Amnesia

Amnesia

Author: Peter Carey Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/11/2014

When Gaby Bailleux released the Angel Worm into Australia's prison system, setting hundreds of asylum seekers free, she also let the cat out of the bag. The Americans ran the prisons, and so the doors of some 5000 American prisons also opened. Was this a mistake, or had Gaby declared cyberwar on the US? Felix Moore has no doubt, and to save her, he's going to write her biography. But how to get Gaby to co-operate?

Amnesia

Amnesia

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2014

How does a young woman from suburban Melbourne become America's public enemy number one?When Gaby Baillieux releases the Angel Worm into the computers of Australia's prison system, freeing hundreds of asylum seekers, she sets off a chain reaction. These prisons are run by US companies, and so the doors of some 5000 American institutions have also opened. And to some watching eyes, the secrets of both countries threaten to pour out.Was this a mistake? Or has the elusive Gaby declared cyberwar on the US, as part of the longstanding covert conflict between the two countries that has as its most outrageous act the CIA-engineered coup of 1975 - a coup so brazen we immediately forgot it as part of our Great Amnesia.Amnesia is Carey at his best: funny, sweeping, intimate, exhilarating. It is a novel that speaks powerfully about our history but most urgently about our present.

Destiny The Life of Prince Diponegoro of Yogyakarta, 1785-1855

Destiny The Life of Prince Diponegoro of Yogyakarta, 1785-1855

Author: Peter Carey Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/06/2014

This book is a completely revised version of The Power of Prophecy; Prince Dipanagara and the End of an Old Order in Java, 1785-1855 (2007). A vivid biography of Indonesia's foremost national hero, it tells the story of a remarkable figure whose life spanned his native Java's troubled transition to the modern world. It will be read with profit by all those interested in the impact of European imperialism on non-European societies, the cultural encounter between West and East, the role of Islam in anti-colonial resistance, and the making of modern Indonesia. An Indonesian-language edition of Destiny has been published simultaneously by Indonesia's leading publishing house, Penerbit Buku Kompas (Gramedia), as Takdir: Riwayat Pangeran Diponegoro (1785-1855).

Illywhacker

Illywhacker

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

An illywhacker is a confidence trickster, and Herbert Badgery, the 139-year-old narrator of this dazzling comic novel, may be the king of them all. Vagabond and charlatan, aviator and car salesman, seducer and patriarch, Badgery travels across the Australian continent and a century in a picaresque novel full of outlandish encounters and dangerous characters. Overflowing with magic, jokes and inventions, Illywhacker is a contemporary classic.

Chemie der Tranen

Chemie der Tranen

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2013

Peter Carey erzahlt von der Zerbrechlichkeit des Lebens und unseren Versuchen, einmal Zerbrochenes wieder zusammenzusetzen.Eine verlassene Frau, ein einsamer Junge. Catherine ist Kuratorin im Londoner Museum fur Kunsthandwerk, ein Haus voller Schatze, in dem sie Uhren und Spieldosen betreut. Und sie ist verlassen, denn ihr Geliebter ist tot. Wie betaubt wendet sie sich einem alten Wunderwerk zu, einem kunstlichen Schwan, der vor uber 100 Jahren im Schwarzwald erbaut wurde: fur einen kleinen Jungen, im Auftrag seines Vaters. Der erhoffte sich von der Maschine das Weiterleben seines Sohnes, so wie Catherine ihre Liebe retten will. Am Ende gelingt es - um den Schwan bildet sich endlich die Familie, von der der Vater immer nur getraumt hatte.Bewegend und einfallsreich, voller Erfindungen, Schlichen und Charme erzahlt Peter Carey einen mitreienden Roman uber die Liebe und ein trotziges Buch gegen den Tod.

The Chemistry of Tears

The Chemistry of Tears

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/03/2013

London 2011, Catherine Gehrig, conservator at the Swinburne museum, learns of the unexpected death of her lover of thirteen years. As the mistress of a married man she has to grieve in private. Given a special project away from prying eyes and mad with grief, the usually controlled and rational Catherine discovers a series of handwritten notebooks telling the extrordinary story behind the automata she is restoring. She starts to piece together both the clockwork puzzle and the story of the mechanical creature which was commissioned in 19th century Germany by an English man, Henry Brandling, as a 'magical amusement' for his consumptive son. Having been asked to leave his home by his wife, Henry turns his hurtful departure into an adventure that he records for his young child. But it is Catherine Gehrig, in a strangely stormy and overheated London nearly two hundred years later, who will find comfort and wonder in reading Henry's story. And it is the automata, in its beautiful, uncanny imitation of life, that will link two strangers confronted with the mysteries of life and death, the miracle and catastrophe of human invention and the body's astonishing chemistry of love and feeling.

The Chemistry of Tears

The Chemistry of Tears

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2012

London 2011. Catherine Gehrig, conservator at the Swinburne museum, learns of the unexpected death of her lover of thirteen years - but as the mistress of a married man, she has to grieve in private. Her employer at the museum, aware of Catherine's grief, gives her a special project - to piece together both the mechanics and the story of an extraordinary automaton, commissioned in the nineteenth century by Henry Brandling to amuse his dying son. Linked by the mysterious automaton, Catherine and Henry's stories intertwine across time to explore the mysteries of life and death, the miracle and catastrophe of human invention and the body's astonishing chemistry of love and feeling.

Wrong About Japan

Wrong About Japan

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2012

For Peter Carey, a trip to Japan with his twelve-year-old son Charley would be a unique opportunity to share and learn something about his son's passion for Japanese comics and animated film.Convinced that there is 'a whole history and culture hidden between the frames', Carey hopes that this journey will help him to break the skin of Japanese culture. Charley, on the other hand, simply wants to buy cool manga. Either way, Carey looks forward to forging some indelible memories with his thoughtful, reticent son. And while some of the memories they create are not those that Carey might have wished for - such as Charley's ill-concealed boredom when forced to sit through four hours of traditional Japanese theatre, and Carey's own less-than-joyful reaction to Sega World - nonetheless it's an unforgettable and precious time, a time Carey considers a privilege, most especially for the pleasure of sharing his son's enchanted response to the adventure.

True History of the Kelly Gang

True History of the Kelly Gang

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2011

'I lost my own father at 12 yr. of age and know what it is to be raised on lies and silence...' To the authorities in pursuit of him, outlaw Ned Kelly is a horse thief, bank robber and police-killer. But to his fellow ordinary Australians, Kelly is their own Robin Hood. In a dazzling act of ventriloquism, Peter Carey brings the famous bushranger wildly and passionately to life.

Oscar and Lucinda

Oscar and Lucinda

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2011

Peter Carey's novel of the undeclared love between clergyman Oscar Hopkins and the heiress Lucinda Leplastrier is both a moving and beautiful love story and a historical tour de force set in Victorian times. Made for each other, the two are gamblers - one obsessive, the other compulsive - incapable of winning at the game of love. Oscar and Lucinda is now available as a Faber Modern Classics edition.

Jack Maggs

Jack Maggs

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2011

London,1837. Jack Maggs, raised and deported as a criminal, has returned from Australia, in secret and at great risk. What does he want after all these years, and why is he so interested in the comings and goings at a plush townhouse in Great Queen Street? And why is Jack himself an object of such interest to Tobias Oates, celebrated author, amateur hypnotist and fellow burglar - in this case of people's minds, of their histories and inner phantoms? A thrilling story of mesmerism and possession, of dangerous bargains and illicit love against the backdrop of Victorian London.

Parrot und Olivier in Amerika

Parrot und Olivier in Amerika

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2010

Parrot und Olivier sind zwei Schiffbruchige des Lebens: Olivier ist ein junger Adliger und auf der Flucht vor den Wirren nach der Franzosischen Revolution, Parrot ist der buntscheckige Sohn eines englischen Wanderdruckers. Das Schicksal spannt sie zusammen und schickt sie nach Amerika, wo ein jeder alles werden kann. In einem wilden Parforceritt lernt das ungleiche Paar neue Lektionen in Liebe, Kunst und freiem Unternehmertum. Peter Careys Roman spruht vor Witz und Fabulierlust; er ist eine Liebeserklarung an das Leben.

Parrot and Olivier in America

Parrot and Olivier in America

Author: Peter Carey Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/07/2010

The author is a Commonwealth Writers Prize Winner and Miles Franklin Award Winner. Olivier is a French aristocrat, the traumatised child of survivors of the Revolution. Parrot is the son of an itinerant printer who always wanted to be an artist but ended up a servant. Born on different sides of history, their lives are brought together by their travels in America. When Olivier sets sail for the New World, Parrot is sent with him, as spy, protector, foe and foil. This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60 per cent of the author's work and as low as 30 per cent with characters and plotlines removed.

Media Law

Media Law

Author: Peter Carey, Peter Coles, Nick Armstrong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/06/2010

Carey provides an introduction to all areas of the law relating to print, broadcast and electronic media. This edition includes chapters on IT and the internet and copyright and moral issues, as well as reflecting recent legislative changes.

Parrot and Olivier in America

Parrot and Olivier in America

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 20/04/2010

Olivier (a fictional variation of Alexis de Tocqueville) is the traumatized child of aristocratic survivors of the French Revolution. Parrot is the motherless son of an itinerant English printer. Born on different sides of history, their lives will be joined by an enigmatic one-armed marquis. When Olivier sets sail for the nascent United States-ostensibly to make a study of the penal system, but more precisely to save his neck from one more revolution-Parrot will be there, too, as spy for the marquis and as protector, foe, and foil for Olivier. As the narrative shifts between Parrot and Olivier-their adventures in love and politics, prisons and finance, homelands and brave new lands-a most unlikely friendship begins to take hold. And with their story, Peter Carey explores the adventure of American democracy with dazzling inventiveness.

His Illegal Self

His Illegal Self

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

Seven-year-old Che was abandoned by his radical Havard-student parents during the upheaval of the 1960s, and since then has been raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother. He yearns to see or hear news of his famous outlaw parents, but his grandmother refuses to tell him anything. When a woman named Dial comes to collect Che, it seems his wish has come true: his mother has come back for him. But soon, they too are on the run, and Che is thrown into a world where nothing is what it seems.

His Illegal Self

His Illegal Self

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2008

Seven-year-old Che was abandoned by his radical Havard-student parents during the upheaval of the 1960s, and since then has been raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother. He yearns to see or hear news of his famous outlaw parents, but his grandmother refuses to tell him anything. When a woman named Dial comes to collect Che, it seems his wish has come true: his mother has come back for him. But soon, they too are on the run, and Che is thrown into a world where nothing is what it seems.

His Illegal Self

His Illegal Self

Author: Peter Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 05/02/2008

Che is a precocious young boy raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother. Yearning for his famous outlaw parents-radical 1960s activists who are now among the FBI's most wanted-he's denied all access to television and the news. But he takes hope from his long-haired teenage neighbor, who predicts: "e;They will come for you, man. They'll break you out of here."e; And one afternoon, the prediction appears to come true. Soon Che, too, is an outlaw, fleeing with the woman into the subway and pitched into a journey that leads them to a hippie commune in the jungles of tropical Australia. Here, Che slowly, bravely confronts his life, learning that nothing is what it seems.

30 Days in Sydney The Writer and the City

30 Days in Sydney The Writer and the City

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2008

After living abroad for years, novelist Peter Carey returns home to Sydney and attempts to capture its character with the help of his old friends, drawing the reader into a wild and wonderful journey of discovery and rediscovery as bracing as the southerly buster that sometimes batters Sydney's shores. Famous sights such as Bondi Beach, the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the Blue Mountains all take on a strange new intensity when exposed to the penetrating gaze of the author and his friends.

Theft: A Love Story

Theft: A Love Story

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2007

Narrated by the twin voices of the artist Butcher Bones, and his 'damaged two-hundred-and-twenty-pound brother' Hugh, Theft: A Love Story once again displays Peter Carey's extraordinary flair for language. Ranging from the rural wilds of Australia to Manhattan via Tokyo, it is a brilliant and moving exploration of art, fraud, friendship and redemption.

Wrong About Japan

Wrong About Japan

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2005

In a stunning memoir-cum-travelogue Peter Carey charts this journey, inspired by Charley's passion for Japanese Manga and anime, and explores his own resulting re-evaluation of Japan. Although graphically violent and disturbing, the two mediums are both inherently concerned with Japan's rich history and heritage, and hold a huge popular appeal that crosses the generations. Led by their adolescent guide Takashi, an uncanny mix of generosity and derision, father and son look for the hidden puzzles and meanings, searching, often with comic results, for a greater understanding of these art forms, and for what they come to refer to as their own 'real Japan'. From Manhattan to Tokyo, Commodore Perry to Godzilla, kabuki theatre to the post-war robot craze, Wrong about Japan is a fascinatingly personal, witty and moving exploration of two very different cultures.

Wrong About Japan

Wrong About Japan

Author: Peter Carey Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/12/2004

In a stunning memoir-cum-travelogue Peter Carey charts this journey, inspired by Charley's passion for Japanese Manga and anime, and explores his own resulting re-evaluation of Japan. Although graphically violent and disturbing, the two mediums are both inherently concerned with Japan's rich history and heritage, and hold a huge popular appeal that crosses the generations. Led by their adolescent guide Takashi, an uncanny mix of generosity and derision, father and son look for the hidden puzzles and meanings, searching, often with comic results, for a greater understanding of these art forms, and for what they come to refer to as their own 'real Japan'. From Manhattan to Tokyo, Commodore Perry to Godzilla, kabuki theatre to the post-war robot craze, Wrong about Japan is a fascinatingly personal, witty and moving exploration of two very different cultures.

Bliss

Bliss

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2004

Peter Carey's astonishing debut novel is a fast-moving extravaganza, both funny and gripping, about a man who, recovering from death, is convinced that he is in hell.

My Life as a Fake

My Life as a Fake

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2004

Melbourne, the late 1940s. A young conservative Australian poet named Christopher Chubb decides to teach his country a lesson about pretension and authenticity. Choosing as his target the most avant-garde of the literary magazines, he submits for publication the entire oeuvre of one Bob McCorkle, a working-class poet of raw power and sexual frankness, conveniently dead at twenty-four and entirely the product of Chubb's imagination. Not only does the magazine fall for the hoax, but the local authorities also sue its editor for publishing obscenity. At the trial someone uncannily resembling the faked photograph of the invented McCorkle, leaps to his feet. At this moment a horrified Chubb is confronted by the malevolent being he has himself manufactured...

The Fat Man in History

The Fat Man in History

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/1998

The stories in Peter Carey's collection are bizarre, funny and chilling. Their landscape is exotic and surreal, an ominous near-future that has the distinct feel of contemporary life. Carey's narratives are an exhilarating blend of fable, fantasy and allegory in which, as in dreams, something odd and menacing takes control. Here are societies in which people gamble for new bodies in a genetic lottery or watch apprehensively as first buildings, then parts of the landscape, and eventually their neighbours, begin to dematerialise and vanish. Here is what happens when a miniature replica of a small town and its inhabitants assumes a more compelling reality than its original or when a group of fat men, ostracised by a revolutionary government, plot its overthrow.

Collected Stories

Collected Stories

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/1996

Peter Carey is justly renowned for his novels, which have included the Booker Prize-winning titles Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang. He is also a dazzling writer of short stories and this volume collects together all the stories from The Fat Man in History and War Crimes as well as three other stories not previously published in book form. The stories, persuasive and precisely crafted, reveal Carey to be a moralist with a sense of humour, a surrealist interested in naturalism and an urban poet delighting in paradox.

The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith

The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/1995

If you are not a citizen of Voorstand, you may not be familiar with the strange case of Tristan Smith and his illegal appropriation of Bruder Mouse. Even if you are a citizen of faraway Efica, you will only have heard rumours about the juggling, the somersaulting, the Burro Plasse tunnel, and the motel on the border... Here, for the first time, is the truth about Tristan Smith. This fully annotated edition follows Tristan's career from his birth in the Republic of Efica in the year 371 to the present day.

The Tax Inspector

The Tax Inspector

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/08/1992

The day that Benny Catchprice was fired from the spare parts department of Catchprice Motors by his aunt Cathy was also the day that the Tax Inspector, Maria Takis, arrived to begin her long-overdue audit of the family business. But this is no ordinary investigation. Maria is eight months' pregnant, Granny Catchprice is at war with her offspring, and Benny, her grandson, wants to become an angel...

The Archive of Yogyakarta Vol 1

The Archive of Yogyakarta Vol 1

Author: Peter Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/1980

Documents relating to politics and internal court affairs.

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