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
"The two-time Booker Prize-winning author now gives us a wildly exuberant, wily new 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 some place 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. A Long Way from Home is Peter Carey's late style masterpiece"--
Summary
Irene Bobs, her car salesman husband, and a thrill-seeking quiz-show champion enter a dangerous race that circumnavigates the natural obstacles of 1954 Australia.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2018
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10613899
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carey, Peter
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.C36
LC item number
L66 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australia
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Self-realization
  • Self-realization
  • Manners and customs
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Self-realization
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
A long way from home, Peter Carey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Borzoi book."
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
ocn985872164
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780525520177
Lccn
2017655169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)985872164
Label
A long way from home, Peter Carey
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Borzoi book."
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
ocn985872164
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780525520177
Lccn
2017655169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)985872164

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