With only 50 dollars to their name, Sam and his family arrive in Toronto to sell his mother's latest painting. Sam is locked out of his hotel room, then kidnapped, and soon finds himself entered for a "perfect child" competition, for which the prize is an enormous cheque.
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Peter Carey was born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria and now lives in New York. He is the author of twelve previous novels, three short story collections and two books on travel. Among other prizes, he has won the Booker Prize twice, the Commonwealth Writers Prize twice and the Miles Franklin Literary Award three times.About the Author:
Twice winner of the Booker Prize, Peter Carey's most recent novel Parrot and Olivier in America was described by the New Yorker as 'a comic masterpiece' and by the Sunday Times as 'an exhilarating tour-de-force'. It was shortlisted for both the Man Booker Prize and a National Book Award in 2010.
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Book Description Faber Children's Books, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. . Unconditional money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 77782
Book Description Faber and Faber, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0571174841
Book Description Faber Children's Books, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110571174841