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A Long Way from Home

Peter Carey


PUBLISHED: 3rd March 2020 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9781760896379
A Long Way from Home
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PUBLISHED: 3rd March 2020 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9781760896379

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Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in western Victoria. Together they enter the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the ancient continent over roads no car will ever quite survive. With them is their lanky fair-haired navigator, Willie Bachhuber, a quiz show champion and failed schoolteacher whose job it is to call out the turns, the grids, the creek crossings on a map that will finally remove them, without warning, from the lily-white Australia they know so well. Set in the 1950s amid the consequences of the age of empires, this funny, brilliantly vivid and lively novel reminds us how Europeans took possession of a timeless culture - the high purpose they invented and the crimes they committed along the way.

Author Biography

Peter Carey was born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, and now lives in New York. He is the author of fourteen novels (including one for children), two volumes of short stories, and two books on travel. Amongst other prizes, Carey has won the Booker Prize twice (for Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang), the Commonwealth Writers' Prize twice (for Jack Maggs and True History of the Kelly Gang), and the Miles Franklin Literary Award three times (for Bliss, Oscar and Lucinda and Jack Maggs). He is an officer of the Order of Australia and a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Product Details

Author
Peter Carey
Pages
368
Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
Year
2020
ISBN-10
1760896373
ISBN-13
9781760896379
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2020-03-03
Country of Publication
Australia
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