Illywhacker

By Peter Carey

Synopsis

A comic narrative, from the lips of the 109-year-old Herbert Badgery, the 'illywhacker' or confidence trickster, that features magic, jokes and inventions, peopled with aviators, car salesmen, Chinamen and impressarios.

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Author Biography

Peter Carey received the Booker Prize for Oscar and Lucinda and again for True History of the Kelly Gang. His other honors include the Commonwealth Prize and the Miles Franklin Award. Born in Australia, he has lived in New York City for 20 years.