My Life as a Fake

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ISBN:
0001000021234
Author: Peter Carey
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Year
Price
Great
Hard Cover
2003
$40.00

2003 First Edition.     SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Publisher
 -  A Knofp Book Published by Random House, Sydney .
Cover is hard bound with white paper covered boards.  Excellent Condition.
Dust Jacket is present.  Designed by Jenny Grigg.  Author's bio on inside back flap.  Excellent condition.
End Papers are intact.  Paste down photograph on front and back from Getty Images.  1st front and back flyleaf are bright red.
Preliminaries - Author's signature on title page, Dedication, Quotation.
Main Text Body : 280 Pages.    Fine and Clean.

Edges are even and unworn at top and bottom.  Centre edge is rough cut..
Spine is tight with no gutter damage. Red and purple lettering.  
Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.


In his remarkable new noveltwo-time Booker Prize winner Peter Cey creates a creature as indelkible as Frankenstein.  Using as a springboard a real literary hoax that transfixed Australia in his boyhood, Peter Carey wickedly and ruefully explores how a phantom poet taunts, haunts and otherwise destroys his maker, pursuing him from Melbourne to a seedy, sweaty, bitter ending in the tropical chaos of Kuala Lumpur.  A manic. endearing and penetrating ode to fakery at its most truthful and truth at its most fake.  My Life as a Fake penetrates to the heart of the alchemy of literature itself.

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