The Resource A long way from home, Peter Carey

A long way from home, Peter Carey

Label
A long way from home
Title
A long way from home
Statement of responsibility
Peter Carey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. This thrilling, high-speed story starts in one way and then takes you someplace else. It is often funny, the 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 amid the consequences of the age of empires, this 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. Peter Carey has twice won the Booker Prize for his explorations of Australian history. A Long Way from Home is his late-style masterpiece
Cataloging source
ANL
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Carey, Peter, 1943-
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Redex Reliability Car Trials (Race)
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Nineteen fifties
  • Automobile racing
  • Automobile rallies
  • Victoria
Label
A long way from home, Peter Carey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060425704
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
359 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by L.Osborne 2018
Isbn
9780143787075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
AIAS185.030118
System control number
(OCoLC)994198065
Label
A long way from home, Peter Carey
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060425704
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
359 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by L.Osborne 2018
Isbn
9780143787075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
AIAS185.030118
System control number
(OCoLC)994198065

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