The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith by Peter CareyThe Unusual Life of Tristan Smith by Peter Carey

The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith

byPeter Carey

Paperback | January 23, 1996

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The Booker Prize-winning author of Oscar and Lucinda and The Tax Inspector now gives readers a hero, the malformed but ferociously wilful Tristan Smith, who becomes the object of the world's byzantine political intrigues, even as he attains stardom in a bizarre Sirkus that is part passion play and part Mortal Kombat.
PETER CAREY is the author of twelve previous novels and has twice received the Booker Prize. His other honours 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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Title:The Unusual Life of Tristan SmithFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.05 × 5.3 × 0.95 inPublished:January 23, 1996Publisher:Random House of Canada

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ISBN - 10:0679307753

ISBN - 13:9780679307754

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Voorstand is the most powerful country in the world. Ruthless espionage helps it stay that way. So does the mesmerizing— but soul-destroying —Sirkus, where animals talk and human performers die. Malformed, willful and observant, Tristan Smith is living a life of adventure, political intrigue and strange Sirkus stardom. The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith is an unusual novel by Peter Carey.