Peter Carey’s exploration of the great adventure of American democracy, which brings to life the unusual relationship between two extraordinary characters.
Peter Carey’s contemporary classic is a dazzling comic account of one man’s unbelievable exploits across the Australian continent.
Herbert Badgery, a 139-year-old car salesman and snake-fancier, is torn between the desire to be a good man and his need to attract people by means of his fantastic lies. Subjects of his outrageous untruths include, but are not limited to: bush pilots, fan dancers, communists, schoolteachers and exotic bird dealers.
About the AuthorPeter Carey is an Australian author who has won the Booker Prize twice, for Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang.