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A Long Way from Home

A Long Way from Home( )
Author: Carey, Peter
ISBN:978-0-14-378933-8
Publication Date:Oct 2017
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:Hamish Hamilton
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $39.99
Book Description:

Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in western Victoria. 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 schoolteacher whose job it is to call out the turns, the grids, the creek crossings on a map that will finally remove them, without warning, from the lily-white Australia they know...
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Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Psychological
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.8 x 24.2 x 3.8 cm
Book Weight:0.69 Kilograms
Author Biography
Carey, Peter (Author)
Peter Carey was born on May 7, 1943 in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia. His first two books, The Fat Man in History (1974) and War Crimes (1979), were short story collections. His first novel, Bliss, was published in 1982. At the time he was balancing his writing career with the operation of an advertising agency in Sydney, and his books were not generally known outside of Australia. He began to receive international attention when Illywhacker was published in 1985. He won the Booker Prize in 1988 for Oscar and Lucinda and in 2001 for True History of the Kelly Gang. His other works include The Tax Inspector, Parrot and Olivier in America, and The Chemistry of Tears. He also won the Miles Franklin Award three times. In 2015 he made the Australian Book Designers Association Award shortlist for his title Amnesia. This title also made the 2015 Prime Minister's Literary Awards shortlist.

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