A Long Way From Home (Hardback)Peter Carey (author)
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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.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 614 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 25 mm
"...the Booker winner is at full-throttle…" - The Sunday Times
"... his best novel in years, maybe decades." - The Observer
"Intensely engaging in more ways than one." - The Sunday Times
"A pretty remarkable beast… A novel of startling scope and real moral and emotional depth." - Daily Telegraph