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My Life as a Fake

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My Life as a Fake   Author: Peter Carey Publisher: Knofpf Book published by Random House Australia ISBN: 1740512464  Code: 3007201101 Price: $29.95 Quantity:   Available Qty: 1

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My Life as a Fake by Peter Carey

1st edition with full number line vg + in vg jacket compressed page edges perhaps a little age toned

Octavo in original ribbed white boards, with title in maroon and credit in hot pink to spine, 280 pages, fore-edge pages uncut (deckled edges) , maroon silk place-marker slightly frayed at end t, photographically illustrated with hot-pink endpapers

Novel inspired by the notorious Ern Malley hoax. Set in Melbourne and Malaysia during the 1940s, it tells how a hoax poet materialises and then pursues, haunts and destroys his maker. The Australian-born, New York-resident author's previous novels include 'Oscar and Lucinda' and 'True History of the Kelly Gang', both of which received the Booker Prize. The latter book, and Carey's 'Jack Maggs', were also awarded the Commonwealth Writers Prize.