My Life as a Fake

By: Carey, Peter

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[nice tight unread copy, no discernible wear; jacket shows just a trace of surface wear and a teensy-tiny bit of wrinkling at bottom edge of rear panel (many would call it Fine, but I'm a bit Finicky)]. In this "audacious novel," Sarah Wode-Douglass, editor of a London poetry magazine accompanies a famous (and infamous) novelist to Kuala Lumpur, where they encounter a destitute Australian who had perpetrated a ruinous literary hoax decades earlier. The Australian's account of his own literary folly -- "marked by kidnapping, exile, and death -- a relentless saga that reaches from Melbourne to Bali, Sumatra, and Java" -- draws Sarah into his world, as she imagines the glory that could be hers if she's able to coax from him a manuscript that she's convinced is a work of genius. Unless, of course, he's just a raving lunatic -- as her writer-companion insists.

Title: My Life as a Fake

Author: Carey, Peter

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) Chip Kidd

Categories: Fiction: Modern Lit, Fiction: Modern Literature,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2003

ISBN Number: 0-375-41498-3

ISBN Number 13: 9780375414985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj

Seller ID: 10619

Keywords: Far East Writers Adventure