Daily Archives: April 6th, 2012

Book Read! ILLYWHACKER by Peter Carey

Peter Carey, Illywhacker (1985). First sentence: “My name is Herbert Badgery.” P. 99: “Molly McGrath whimpered and curled her fifty-year old body into a shaking ball beneath the sheets.” Last sentence: “It will give him strength for the interesting times ahead.” From the author’s website: In Australian slang, an Illywhacker is a country fair con …

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