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    My Life as a Fake
    My Life as a Fake
    An Australian literary hoax lies at the core of My Life as a Fake, Peter Carey's captivating, 'continuously startling' (John Updike) 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. 'Reads like the impossible offspring of a fictional ménage-á-trois involving Pale Fire, Lord Jim, and Our Man in Havana.' The Atlantic Monthly 'Dazzles the reader with heady ideas . . . then catapults us into madcap action.' The Village Voice 'A charismatically furious piece of work, brilliantly meshing its ethical and artistic debate with a rich human drama.' The Times 'So confidently brilliant, so economical yet lively in its writing, so tightly fitted and continuously startling.' John Updike, The New Yorker 'Fast, furious and fantastical . . Carey is Australia's finest living novelist.' The Guardian 'A wholly absorbing, bizarrely madcap comedy and a telling commentary on the sometimes baffling sources of art . . . Turth, beauty and comedy wrapped in one sprightly package.' Chicago Tribune 'A magnificent, poetic contemplation of the lying, fakery and insincerity inherent in the act of artistic creation.' The Times
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    Book Author
    Peter Carey
    Genre Fiction
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781525246807
    Publisher
    Penguin Random House Australia
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    UP TO 30 DAYS (?)

    Publication Date
    30-Apr-2017

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