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My Life as a Fake
Author: Peter Carey

Product Details:
ISBN: 9781740513081
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Dims (mm): 154 x 233
Pub Date: 02-08-04
Pub Country: Australia
Condition: NEW

MY LIFE AS A FAKE is a fantastical gothic tale, in part inspired by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, about a hoax poet who mysteriously materialises and then pursues, taunts, haunts and otherwise destroys his maker. Two-time Booker prize winning author Peter Carey uses the Ern Malley hoax as a springboard, but the leap he takes is into the realms of richly imagined fiction. Sara, an English poetry editor on holiday in Kuala Lumpur, stumbles upon an Australian, Christopher Chubb, reading Rilke in a bicycle shop. The man shows her a scrap of poetry the like of which she's never seen. She becomes determined to get her hands on the poetry, to publish in (and revive) her ailing poetry journal. Chubb insists that Sara hear his story first. His tale is told over many sittings, and is the central story of MY LIFE AS A FAKE.

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