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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
Author
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
AU-TuBDP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carey, Peter
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Redex Reliability Car Trials (Race)
  • Automobile rallies
  • Nineteen fifties
  • Bacchus Marsh (Vic.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A long way from home, Peter Carey
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=PRA_469423&b2bSite=1545
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Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781760143770-PRA1319375-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781760143770
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A long way from home, Peter Carey
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=PRA_469423&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781760143770-PRA1319375-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781760143770
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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