Parrot and Olivier in America

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Grouping Title parrot and olivier in america
Grouping Author carey peter
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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 printer. Born on different sides of history, 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.

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subject_facet Adventure fiction, Aristocracy (Social class) -- France -- Fiction, France -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction, Male friendship -- Fiction, Master and servant -- Fiction, United States -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction, Voyages and travels -- Fiction
title_display Parrot and Olivier in America
title_full Parrot and Olivier in America, Parrot and Olivier in America / Peter Carey
title_short Parrot and Olivier in America
topic_facet Aristocracy (Social class), Fiction, History, Literature, Male friendship, Master and servant, Voyages and travels