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    Illywhacker
    Illywhacker
    Peter Carey's brilliant, hilarious, Booker Prize-shortlisted Illywhacker is the novel that brought him to international intention. 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. 'Illywhacker is such an astonishing novel, of such major proportions, that before saying anything else, one must record gratitude for its existence.' Geoffrey Dutton, The Bulletin 'A book of awesome breadth, ambition, and downright narrative joy . . . A triumph.' Washington Post Book World 'Carey can spin a yarn with the best of them . . . A big, garrulous, funny novel.' Howard Jacobson, New York Times Book Review'it is impossible to convey in a review the cumulative brilliance and accelerating hilarity of the prose.' London Review of Books'The finest and funniest picaresque novel yet written in Australia.' National Times
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    Book Author
    Peter Carey
    Genre Fiction
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (HARDBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781741362664
    Publisher
    Penguin Random House Australia
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    30-Apr-2017

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