My Life as a Fake by Peter Carey audiobook

My Life as a Fake

By Peter Carey
Read by Susan Lyons

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9.52 Hours 1
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Fiendishly devious and addictively readable, Peter Carey's My Life as a Fake is a moral labyrinth constructed around the uneasy relationship between literature and lying. In steamy, fetid Kuala Lumpur in 1972, Sarah Wode-Douglass, the editor of a London poetry journal, meets a mysterious Australian named Christopher Chubb. Chubb is a despised literary hoaxer, carting around a manuscript likely filled with deceit. But in this dubious manuscript Sarah recognizes a work of real genius. But whose genius? As Sarah tries to secure the manuscript, Chubb draws her into a fantastic story of imposture, murder, kidnapping, and exile-a story that couldn't be true unless its teller were mad. My Life as a Fake is Carey at his most audacious and entertaining.

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Summary

Summary

Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in 2004

Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award in 2004

Longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award in 2005

Fiendishly devious and addictively readable, Peter Carey's My Life as a Fake is a moral labyrinth constructed around the uneasy relationship between literature and lying. In steamy, fetid Kuala Lumpur in 1972, Sarah Wode-Douglass, the editor of a London poetry journal, meets a mysterious Australian named Christopher Chubb. Chubb is a despised literary hoaxer, carting around a manuscript likely filled with deceit. But in this dubious manuscript Sarah recognizes a work of real genius. But whose genius? As Sarah tries to secure the manuscript, Chubb draws her into a fantastic story of imposture, murder, kidnapping, and exile-a story that couldn't be true unless its teller were mad. My Life as a Fake is Carey at his most audacious and entertaining.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

My Life as a Fake is so confidently brilliant, so economical yet lively in its writing, so tightly fitted and continuously startling.” John Updike
“Ingenious…Carey is as diabolical as the hoaxes that his book includes.” New York Times
“A fantastic…novel that takes an eerie, questioning look at the art of storytelling.” People
“A wholly absorbing, bizarrely madcap comedy and a telling commentary on the sometimes baffling sources of art…Though fiction, the book is anything but fake. It’s truth, beauty, and comedy wrapped in one sprightly package.” Chicago Tribune
“Fast, furious, and fantastical stuff…Carey is Australia’s finest living novelist and nothing he writes is dull.” Guardian (London)
“Carey is that rare artist brave enough to flee success, a tactic that underlies his dazzling track record. Each of his novels sets him a different challenge; in each, he excels. A triumph in its own right, My Life as a Fake leaves us wondering how he’s going to delight and disconcert us in his next book.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Complex and masterful…A haunting story whose surreal events are as captivating and memorable as the misguided aspirations of its characters.” Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Author Bio: Peter Carey

Author Bio: Peter Carey

Peter Carey is the author of ten 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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Available Formats : CD
Runtime: 9.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English