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My life as a fake, a novel by Peter Carey

Label
My life as a fake
Title
My life as a fake
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Peter Carey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fiendishly devious and addictively readable, Peter Carey's My Life as a Fake is a moral labyrinth constructed around the uneasy relationship between literature and lying. In steamy, fetid Kuala Lumpur in 1972, Sarah Wode-Douglass, the editor of a London poetry journal, meets a mysterious Australian named Christopher Chubb. Chubb is a despised literary hoaxer, carting around a manuscript likely filled with deceit. But in this dubious manuscript Sarah recognizes a work of real genius. But whose genius? As Sarah tries to secure the manuscript, Chubb draws her into a fantastic story of imposture, murder, kidnapping, and exile-a story that couldn't be true unless its teller were mad. My Life as a Fake is Carey at his most audacious and entertaining. -- Cover
Summary
The editor of a London poetry magazine, Sarah Wode-Douglass accompanies John Slater, an elderly poet who had figured prominently in her parents' marital woes, to Malaysia, where Slater reveals a ruinous decades-old hoax and produces a manuscript whose provenance is marked by exile, kidnapping, and death
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2003.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2003
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
120537
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carey, Peter
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literary forgeries and mystifications
  • British
  • British
  • Women editors
  • Poets
  • Australia
  • Malaysia
Target audience
adult
Label
My life as a fake, a novel by Peter Carey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Sydney, Australia : Random House, 2003
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19524513
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vantage International ed.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9781400030880
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
My life as a fake, a novel by Peter Carey
Publication
Note
Originally published: Sydney, Australia : Random House, 2003
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19524513
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vantage International ed.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9781400030880
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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