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Parrot and Olivier in America

(2009)
A novel by

 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
From the two-time Booker Prize-winning author: an irrepressibly funny new novel set in early-nineteenth-century America.

Olivier - an improvisation on the life of Alexis de Tocqueville - is the traumatized child of aristocratic survivors of the French Revolution. Parrot is the motherless son of an itinerant English engraver. They are born on different sides of history, but their lives will be joined by an enigmatic one-armed marquis.

When Olivier sets sail for the nascent United States - ostensibly to make a study of the penal system, but more precisely to save his neck from one more revolution - Parrot will be there, too: as spy for the marquis, and as protector, foe, and foil for Olivier.

As the narrative shifts between Parrot and Olivier - their adventures in love and politics, prisons and finance, homelands and brave new lands - a most unlikely friendship begins to take hold. And with their story, Peter Carey explores the adventure of American democracy with dazzling inventiveness, and with all the richness and surprise of characterization, story, and language that we have come to expect from this superlative writer.

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Hardback Editions

August 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Parrot and Olivier in America
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 1-4104-2860-5 / 978-1-4104-2860-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Parrot and Olivier in America
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-307-35834-8 / 978-0-307-35834-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Canada
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April 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Parrot and Olivier in America
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-307-59262-6 / 978-0-307-59262-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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February 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Parrot and Olivier in America
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-571-25329-6 / 978-0-571-25329-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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February 2010 : UK Hardback

Title: Parrot and Olivier in America
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-571-26934-6 / 978-0-571-26934-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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December 2009 : Australia Hardback
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Title: Parrot and Olivier in America
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 1-926428-14-5 / 978-1-926428-14-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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Paperback Editions

February 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Parrot and Olivier in America
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-571-25332-6 / 978-0-571-25332-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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January 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Parrot and Olivier in America
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-307-35835-6 / 978-0-307-35835-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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January 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Parrot and Olivier in America
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-307-47601-4 / 978-0-307-47601-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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November 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Parrot and Olivier in America
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-571-27522-2 / 978-0-571-27522-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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October 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Parrot and Olivier in America
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-571-27515-X / 978-0-571-27515-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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August 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Parrot and Olivier in America
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-571-25331-8 / 978-0-571-25331-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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February 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Parrot and Olivier in America
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-571-25330-X / 978-0-571-27522-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Audio Editions

September 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Parrot and Olivier in America
Author(s): Peter Carey
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Parrot and Olivier in America
Author(s): Peter Carey
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Parrot and Oliver in America (Unabridged audiobook)
Author(s): Peter Carey, narrated by Gordon Griffin & Jonathan Keeble
ISBN: 1-4074-5914-7 / 978-1-4074-5914-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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April 2010 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Parrot & Olivier in America
Author(s): Peter Stafford Carey
ISBN: 1-4417-2974-7 / 978-1-4417-2974-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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April 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Parrot and Olivier in America
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 1-4417-2977-1 / 978-1-4417-2977-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Parrot & Olivier in America
Author(s): Peter Stafford Carey
ISBN: 1-4417-2975-5 / 978-1-4417-2975-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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April 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Parrot and Olivier in America
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 1-4417-2978-X / 978-1-4417-2978-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Parrot and Olivier in America
Author(s): Peter Carey
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Parrot and Olivier in America
Author(s): Peter Carey
Publisher: Random House Canada
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April 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Parrot and Olivier in America
Author(s): Peter Carey
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Parrot and Olivier in America
Author(s): Peter Carey
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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