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This is an auction for MY LIFE AS A FAKE by Peter Carey.

"My Life as a Fake is so confidently brilliant, so economical yet lively in its writing, so tightly fitted and continuously startling." —John Updike, The New Yorker

“Ingenious . . . Carey is as diabolical as the hoaxes that his book includes.” — The New York Times

"Brisk, relentlessly prankish. . . . A virtuoso amalgam of styles, simultaneously a literary conundrum of the Borges variety, an exotic adventure tale evocative of both the settings and the narrative methods of Conrad, and a horror story derived from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein." —The New York Times Book Review

"Circling from the real to the imaginary and back is as happily perplexing as a drawing by M.C. Escher. . . . Carey can bring a character to life, give him a voice and a history and a psychological topography, in a single paragraph." —The New York Review of Books

"Complex and masterful. . . . A haunting story whose surreal events are as captivating and memorable as the misguided aspirations of its characters." —Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Amazon.com review:

"Fiendishly devious and addictively readable, Peter Carey’s My Life as a Fake is constructed around the relationship between literature and lying. In steamy, fetid Kuala Lumpur in 1972, the editor of a London poetry journal, meets a mysterious Australian named Christopher Chubb. Chubb is a despised literary hoaxer, carting around a dubious manuscript which appears to be a work of real genius. But whose genius? This is a fantastic story of imposture, murder, kidnapping, and exile."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 2004.

276 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $3.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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