Peter Carey

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his_illegal_self.jpgHis Illegal Self (Knopf)

The excitement of Peter Carey's new novel is rendered through a specific stylistic choice: He integrates two wildly different voices into the sentences, creating a vibrant stereo-effect. The result is amazing--the novel's action seems to be taking place about six inches from your face.

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Host:
Michael Silverblatt