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"Parrot & Olivier in America" by Peter Carey is an intriguing novel about a French nobleman and his English servant immigrating to America. Due to the political discontent in France, Olivier goes to America to study the penal system in the new country, accompanied by his secretaire, Parrot. Both men find the opportunity for new lives overseas, but changing who he is proves to be more difficult for Olivier. "Parrot & Olivier in America" is an entertaining novel that explores the challenges that different social classes face in America.
Olivier is born into a family of French nobles who are tormented by the recent events of the French Revolution. Parrot lives in England with his father who works for a printer and Parrot tends to Watkins, an engraver and forger. When the printery is burned down and the printers are arrested, Parrot escapes.... View more of the Parrot and Olivier in America Summary