9780307276490

His Illegal Self (Vintage International)

Carey, Peter

ISBN 10: 030727649X / 0-307-27649-X
ISBN 13: 9780307276490
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Softcover
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Seven-year-old Che Selkirk was raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother. The son of radical student activists at Harvard in the late sixties, Che has grown up with the hope that one day his parents will come back for him. So when a woman arrives at his front door and whisks him away to the jungles of Queensland, he is confronted with the most important questions of his life: Who is his real mother? Did he know his real father? And if all he suspects is true, what should he do? In this artful tale of a young boy's journey, His Illegal Self lifts your spirit in the most unexpected way.

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Book Description: Vintage, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Peter Carey's enthralling new novel is psychologically taut [and] starkly beautiful . . . It marks a departurean altogether successful onefor the versatile author . . . Here, the world he inhabitsthe protest movement of the '60s and '70sis both familiar and recent. You might think this would constrain Carey's creative powers, but if anything, it has concentrated them. His backdrop is no less exotic for its realism, and his close portrait of the relationship between one benighted woman and the child who depends on her is exquisite, enlarging the story beyond the frame of its epoch." New York Times Book Review "Magnificent . . .His Illegal Selfis a novel of narrative complexity and blindingly direct emotion . . . Carey has created three alluring, unexpected, and intensely moving characters who do not so much reveal themselves as transform themselves into revelation . . . Here he achieves the texture and human depth he reached inOscar and LucindaandJack Maggs,perhaps his two best. Except thatHis Illegal Selfis better." Richard Eder,Boston Globe "His Illegal Selfdevelops the kind of emotional impact that renders it enriching and satisfying . . . Carey is still the master . . . The genius of the novel is his portrayal of Che." Washington Post Book World "Carey's often beautiful novel, one of his best recent works, has the bruising tang of all his fiction . . . The result is brilliantly vital . . . On the second page, we [are] caught by a voice, and held for the next two hundred pages . . . Funny and forlorn." James Wood,The New Yorker "Carey once again proves himself to be a master of perspective . . . Visceral and beautifully written . . . Carey reminds us of a time in America when people risked everything for a cause, for the dream of a better country. Ultimately, though,His Illegal Selfis a love storyone between a young boy, longing for a love from his past, and a woman whose unexpected love for a boy forever alters her fate." San Francisco Chronicle "Carey is a prose Pied Piper, a dazzling stylist whose work possesses mythic elements. Once he launches into a tale, he's always worth following . . . Carey enters fully into the character of Che, who is neither snarky nor cloying [but] utterly compelling . . . The story moves along at a thriller's pace." Miami Herald "Reading this novel is like peering at the human heart, at the world itself, through the distorted precision of a magnifying glassone carried in the pocket of a seven-year-old boy . . . One of the wonders of Carey's work is that his great, urgent narratives, so turbulent, so dark, so grand, are at the same time animated by such conscious and playful craft, as well as by a profound comic awareness . . .His Illegal Self, like his other work, is an adventure story for the modern, tormented soul." Cathleen Schine,New York Review of Books "A beautiful new novel . . . Carey's stark language imbues the narrative with suspense, and his characters feel absolutely real. He's crafted an unconventional love story that's a striking portrait of the counterculture's dregs." People(4 stars, critic's choice) "Carey is a thoroughly modern writer, smashing genre boundaries, ranging in tone from wild comedy to grim tragedy, viewing the past with a decidedly contemporary eye and firmly placing late 20th century adventures in social and cultural context. This breadth of experience and abilities enriches C. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_030727649X

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