The Unusual Life of Tristan SmithAuthor: Peter CareyPublisher: Penguin Books AustraliaCategory: Contemporary FictionBook Format: Paperback
The first Penguin edition of Peter Carey's The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith, with a cover by Michael Leunig 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. Carey ...has outdone himself in this bizarre, uncannily strange dystopia about the life of a dwarf ...George Orwell and Lewis Carroll wrapped into one.' Publishers Weekly 'Irresistible ...intimate and theatrical ...supple and surprising ...We're in the hands of a master storyteller.' Carol Shields 'Savage and hilarious ...dazzling.' New York Review of Books
About Peter CareyPeter Carey was born in Bacchus Marsh Australia and lives in New York City. His novels have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize four times and have won it twice (for Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang). Carey has also won the Commonwealth prize twice and Australia's Miles Franklin three times. He is an officer of the Order of Australia (AO) and a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In his 28 years living in New York he has produced classic works of Australian literature including True History of the Kelly Gang and A Long Way from Home. Since 2003 he has been a Distinguished Professor at Hunter College in New York where he is the Executive Director of a highly selective MFA in Creative Writing. Peter Carey supports the Bushwick literacy group 'Still Waters in a Storm' www.stillwatersinastorm.org, a refuge for immigrant kids in the age of Trump. He is married to the literary agent Frances Coady.
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