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A Long Way from Home
by Peter Carey


Overview - Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in southeastern Australia. Together they enter the 1954 Redex Trial, a weeks-long endurance contest of a car race that circles the entire continent. With them is their lanky, fair-haired navigator: deposed quiz show champion and failed schoolteacher Willie Bachhuber.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in southeastern Australia. Together they enter the 1954 Redex Trial, a weeks-long endurance contest of a car race that circles the entire continent. With them is their lanky, fair-haired navigator: deposed quiz show champion and failed schoolteacher Willie Bachhuber. If they win the Redex, the Bobs name alone will get them a dealership, and Willie will have recharged a life currently ground to a halt. But before any of that might happen, their official strip maps will lead them, without warning, out of the comfortable white Australia they know so well. A breakneck, often hilarious, eye-opening adventure that at the same time reminds us how white people took possession of a timeless culture--the high purpose they invented, and the crimes they committed along the way--A Long Way from Home is Peter Carey's late-style masterpiece.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780525520177
  • ISBN-10: 0525520171
  • Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
  • Publish Date: February 2018
  • Page Count: 336
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.5 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.54 pounds


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