A Long Way from Home

A Long Way from Home

by Peter Carey

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 05/02/2019

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Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in southeastern Australia. Together they enter the 1954 Redex Trial, a weeks-long endurance contest of a car race that circles the entire continent. With them is their lanky, fair-haired navigator: deposed quiz show champion and failed schoolteacher Willie Bachhuber. If they win the Redex, the Bobs name alone will get them a dealership, and Willie will have recharged a life currently ground to a halt. But before any of that might happen, their official strip maps will lead them, without warning, out of the comfortable white Australia they know so well. A breakneck, often hilarious, eye-opening adventure that at the same time reminds us how white people took possession of a timeless culture--the high purpose they invented, and the crimes they committed along the way--A Long Way from Home is Peter Carey's late-style masterpiece.
ISBN:
9780525435990
9780525435990
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
05-02-2019
Publisher:
Vintage
Pages:
336
Dimensions (mm):
201x130x23mm
Weight:
0.2kg
Peter Carey

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).

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