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A long way from home : a novel, Peter Carey

Label
A long way from home : a novel
Title
A long way from home
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Peter Carey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A novel that circumnavigates 1954 Australia, revealing as much about the country-continent as it does about three audacious individuals who take part in the infamous 10,000 mile race, the Redex Trial. Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in south eastern Australia. 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 school teacher who calls the turns and creeks crossings on a map that will remove them, without warning, from the white Australia they all know so well. This is a thrilling high speed story that starts in one way, and then takes you someplace else. It is often funny, more so as the world gets stranger, and always a page-turner even as you learn a history these characters never knew themselves. Set in the 1950s, this a world every American will recognize: black, white, who we are, how we got here, and what we did to each other along the way."--
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Provided by publisher
Awards note
Winner of the Booker Prize.
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Carey, Peter
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Booker Prize
  • Automobile racing
  • Self-realization
  • Nineteen fifties
  • Australia
Label
A long way from home : a novel, Peter Carey
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
318 p.
Isbn
9780735273863
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 279184
  • 865593
Label
A long way from home : a novel, Peter Carey
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
318 p.
Isbn
9780735273863
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 279184
  • 865593

Library Locations

    • St. Catharines Public LibraryBorrow it
      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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