A Long Way From Home

Peter Carey
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The late style masterpiece from Peter Carey, twice winner of the Booker Prize.
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Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in rural south eastern Australia. Together with Willie, their lanky navigator, they embark upon the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the continent, over roads no car will ever quite survive.

A Long Way from Home is Peter Carey's late style masterpiece; a thrilling high speed story that starts in one way, then takes you to another place altogether. Set in the 1950s in the embers of the British Empire, painting a picture of Queen and subject, black, white and those in-between, this brilliantly vivid novel illustrates how the possession of an ancient culture spirals through history - and the love made and hurt caused along the way.

"Neither a road trip nor a state-of-the-nation novel. Instead, it is a domes­tic drama on wheels, an inquiry into the metaphysics of race, and an antic vehicle for Carey's inimitable and lacerating wit" (The Australian).

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ISBN 9780571338832
Publisher FABER & FABER
Format Hardback
Publication date 11 Jan 2018

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