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Illywhacker

Herbert Badgery is the Illywhacker, the trickster, swindler, clown and creator of a rich Australian landscape. This is a novel of the intrigues, devotions and betrayals of his family.

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  • "Herbert Badgery is the Illywhacker, the trickster, swindler, clown and creator of a rich Australian landscape. This is a novel of the intrigues, devotions and betrayals of his family."@en
  • "In Australian slang, an illywhacker is a country fair con man, an unprincipled seller of fake diamonds and dubious tonics. And Herbert Badgery, the 139-year-old narrator of Peter Carey's uproarious novel, may be the king of them all. Vagabond and charlatan, aviator and car salesman, seducer and patriarch, Badgery is a walking embodiment of the Australian national character'espcially of its proclivity for tall stories and barefaced lies. As Carey follows this charming scoundrel across a continent and a century, he creates a crazy quilt of outlandish encounters, with characters that include a genteel dowager who fends off madness with an electric belt and a ravishing young girl with a dangerous fondness for rooftop trysts. Boldly inventive, irresistibly odd, Illywhacker is further proof that Peter Carey is one of the most enchanting writers at work in any hemisphere. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • ""Illywhacker is a dazzling comic narrative from the lips of the 139-year-old Herbert Badgery. Overflowing with magic, jokes and inventions, peopled with aviators, car salesmen, Chinamen and impresarios, Peter Carey's novel was greeted with widespread acclaim"--Dustjacket."
  • ""Illywhacker is a dazzling comic narrative, from the lips of the 139-year-old Herbert Badgery, the 'illywhacker' or confidence trickster of the title. Overflowing with magic, jokes and inventions, peopled with aviators, car salesmen, Chinamen and impresarios, Peter Carey's novel is a contemporary classic." -- Back cover."

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