Peter Carey Sweepstakes

Parrot and Olivier in America “A brass-band burlesque of literature and history. Parrot and Olivier in America grabs its subject and marches down Main Street playing full out, provoking a reader’s delighted applause.”—Thomas Mallon, New York Times Book Review

Parrot and Olivier in America is amusing and wise and graceful to a degree that we almost don’t deserve.”—Laura Miller, Salon

“One of those comic masterpieces that seems effortless while making you realize that Carey writes some of the best sentences in English.”—Tom Sleigh, New

The Peter Carey Sweepstakes begins April 15, 2010, and final submissions are due by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) on April 19, 2010. NOTE: This sweepstakes is now closed.

Official Sweepstakes Rules & Regulations

Sponsored by Alfred A. Knopf
A division of Random House, Inc. (“Random House”)

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Subscribe to the Knopf monthly newsletter for the chance to win one copy of the advance readers’ edition of PARROT AND OLIVIER IN AMERICA. The sweepstakes begins April 15, 2010, and final submissions are due by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) on April 19, 2010.

Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada who are at least 18 years of age on April 15, 2010, excluding all residents of Quebec, and all Random House and employees and affiliates. Entries received from persons residing in geographic areas in which entry is not permitted will be disqualified. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

Fifteen (15) winners will each receive one (1) copy of the advance readers’ edition of PARROT AND OLIVIER IN AMERICA. Approximate retail value is $1 (1 US Dollar). ALL WINNERS will be randomly selected.

All winners will be notified on or around April 20, 2010. The winners will be notified by email, mail or telephone and may be required to sign and return affidavit(s) of eligibility and release of liability within 10 days of notification. A noncompliance within that time period or the return of any notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate winner. One prize per household. In the event of any other noncompliance with rules and conditions, prizes may be awarded to an alternate winner. Taxes, if any, are the winner’s sole responsibility. RANDOM HOUSE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE PRIZES OF EQUAL OR GREATER VALUE IF PRIZES, AS STATED ABOVE, BECOME UNAVAILABLE.

Random House assumes no responsibility for any error; omission; interruption; deletion; defect; delay in operation or transmission; communications-line failure; or the theft destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entries. Random House is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines; computer online systems, servers, or providers; computer equipment or software; or failure of e-mail or entry on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to the participant’s or to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials from this Web site or sweepstakes. By entering the sweepstakes, participants are consenting to be added to Random House’s mailing lists for future promotions and for the use of their name for publicity and promotional purposes on behalf of Random House with no additional compensation or further permission (except where prohibited by law).

For the names of the winners, available after April 21, 2010, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Peter Carey Sweepstakes, 1745 Broadway, Mail Drop 21-3, New York, NY 10019.

All disputes and questions regarding the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any participant or the Sponsor, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than New York. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.