Patt Morrison for May 17, 2010

Peter Carey's "Parrot and Olivier in America"

Mercer 7531

Knopf Doubleday Publishing

Peter Carey's latest book follows two unlikely friends through their adventures in early nineteenth-century America

Two-time Booker Prize winning author, Peter Carey is back with a new novel set in early-nineteenth-century America. The book follows Olivier, a character based loosely on Alexis de Tocqueville, and Parrot, the motherless son of an English engraver, as they make their way to and through America. An unlikely friendship is forged between the two characters as Carey explores the founding of America through their experiences. Peter Carey dishes to Patt about the new novel and his vision of early America.

Guest:

Peter Carey, two-time Booker Prize winning author; his latest book is Parrot and Olivier in America


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