Illywhacker ---by Peter Carey

By: Carey, Peter

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Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, in a Near Fine dustjacket, on the Booker Prize short list, ---"In Australian slang, an illywhacker is a country fair con man, an unprincipled seller of fake diamonds and dubious tonics. And Herbert Badgery, the 139-year-old narrator of Peter Carey's uproarious novel, may be the king of them all. Vagabond and charlatan, aviator and car salesman, seducer and patriarch, Badgery is a walking embodiment of the Australian national character—espcially of its proclivity for tall stories and barefaced lies. ---As Carey follows this charming scoundrel across a continent and a century, he creates a crazy quilt of outlandish encounters, with characters that include a genteel dowager who fends off madness with an electric belt and a ravishing young girl with a dangerous fondness for rooftop trysts. Boldly inventive, irresistibly odd, Illywhacker is further proof that Peter Carey is one of the most enchanting writers at work in any hemisphere."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED///

Title: Illywhacker ---by Peter Carey

Author Name: Carey, Peter

Illustrator: Uncredited Cover Art

Categories: Literature Fiction,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Faber and Faber, 1985, 1st Edtion, First Printing: 1985

ISBN Number: 0571132073

ISBN Number 13: 9780571132072

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155231

Keywords: Carey, Peter , Booker Prize