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
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@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carey, Peter
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.C36
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • REDeX Reliability Car Trials (Race)
  • Automobile rallies
  • Bacchus Marsh (Vic.)
Label
A long way from home, Peter Carey
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3360268
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Hamish Hamilton
Antecedent source
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1012609157
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (368 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781760143770
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
172FB426-B63A-488E-AE79-059B6E457C25
System control number
(OCoLC)1012609157
Label
A long way from home, Peter Carey
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3360268
Publication
Copyright
Note
Hamish Hamilton
Antecedent source
not applicable
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1012609157
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (368 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781760143770
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
172FB426-B63A-488E-AE79-059B6E457C25
System control number
(OCoLC)1012609157

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