His Illegal Self Hardback
by Peter Carey
Seven-year-old Che was abandoned by his radical Havard-student parents during the upheaval of the 1960s, and since then has been raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother.
He yearns to see or hear news of his famous outlaw parents, but his grandmother refuses to tell him anything.
When a woman named Dial comes to collect Che, it seems his wish has come true: his mother has come back for him.
But soon, they too are on the run, and Che is thrown into a world where nothing is what it seems.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 07/02/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571231515
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Review by coolmama
Beautiful, lyrical writing from Carey.8 year old Che, son of SDS underground parents is taken by associate Ana/Dial to visit his mother. Tragedy ensures. Ana/Dial must make Che safe and brings him to hippie commune in Australia.Heart renching beauty and story between guardian/boy/hippies.