Have a Gift or Promo Code? Get Started
Price:

$32.14

Get for Free with Membership

Parrot and Olivier in America

By Peter Carey & Chris Chapple
Narrated by Humphrey Bower / 17 hours 35 minutes

Olivier (a fictional variation of Alexis de Tocqueville) is the traumatized child of aristocratic survivors of the French Revolution. Parrot is the motherless son of an itinerant English printer. Born on different sides of history, their lives will be joined by an enigmatic one-armed marquis. When Olivier sets sail for the nascent United States, ostensibly to make a study of the penal system but more precisely to save his neck from one more revolution, Parrot will be there, too: as spy for the marquis and as protector, foe, and foil for Olivier. As the narrative shifts between Parrot and Olivier-their adventures in love and politics, prisons and finance, homelands and brave new lands-a most unlikely friendship begins to take hold. And with their story, Peter Carey explores the adventure of American democracy with dazzling inventiveness.

  Add to Your Wish List

Almost ready!

In order to save books to your Wish List you must be signed in to your account.

      Log In       Create Account
Gift

Gift Audiobook Memberships

You pick the duration—1, 3, 6, or 12 months—they pick the audiobooks. Buying gifts from your local bookstore has never been so easy.

Gift Now
 

Author &
Narrator Humphrey Bower
ISBN 9781483071763
Length 17 hours 35 minutes
Language English
Publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication Date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm Rank #111,050 Overall
Genre Rank #3,621 in Historical Fiction
 

Share this page!

Link too long? Use a URL Shortener