The Booker Prize-winning author of Oscar and Lucinda and The Tax Inspector now gives readers a hero, the malformed but ferociously wilful Tristan Smith, who becomes the object of the world's byzantine political intrigues, even as he attains stardom in a bizarre Sirkus that is part passion play and part Mortal Kombat.
Peter Carey is the author of eleven previous novels and has twice received the Booker Prize. His other honors include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Born in Australia, he has lived in New York City for twenty years.
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"Irresistible...intimate and theatrical...supple and surprising.... We're in the hands of a master storyteller." —Carol Shields, author of The Stone Diaries
"Carey has vaulted to the top ranks of writers in the English-speaking world.... Tristan has an appeal that transcends geography." —Newsday
"Carey's always magical, absolutely lovable narrative voice makes The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith an important contribution to contemporary fiction.... No matter what he decides to write or how he decides to write it, it's a priviledge to read him." —Carolyn See, Washington Post Book World
"Savage and hilarious...dazzling." —The New York Review of Books