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Illywhacker by  Peter Carey - Paperback - Pre first UK Edition - 1985 - from Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints (SKU: 23309)

Illywhacker

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Illywhacker

by Carey, Peter

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London: Faber & Faber, 1985. Pre first UK Edition. Paperback. Very good. Signed and dated 1996 by the author at the title page. The author's second novel, which won great acclaim and was short listed for the Booker Prize. Proof copy. 8vo, 600pp. Green paper wrappers with interlocking faber & faber (ff) pattern printed in black.

Synopsis

Illywhacker is a novel by Australian writer Peter Carey. It was published in 1985, short-listed for the 1985 Booker Prize, and won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award and The Age Book of the Year Award. It was also short-listed for the 1986 World Fantasy Award. The novel tells the story of Herbert Badgery, self-admitted liar, trickster, and confidence man, the "Illywhacker" of the title (though "illywhacker" is also supposed to be Australian slang for "a stick for smacking a child with").

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Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
23309
Title
Illywhacker
Author
Carey, Peter
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very good
Quantity available
1
Edition
Pre first UK Edition
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1985
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