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A Long Way From Home

Peter Carey.
Item #: D02844
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 336 / 2018
Publisher: Knopf.
ISBN: 9780525520177
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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 race that circles the continent, taking the lanky Willie Bachhuber, deposed quiz show champion and failed schoolteacher, as their navigator. But in this exuberant, wily, often hilarious novel by two-time Booker Prize winner Peter Carey, the Bobs' official strip maps will lead them, without warning, out of the comfortable white Australia they know so well.

"A profound and poignant story … determined to unearth the richness of Aboriginal culture even while respecting its secrets."—Washington Post>

 

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