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A long way from home : a novel

Author: Peter Carey; Colin McPhillamy; Saskia Maarleveld; Craig Baldwin; Recorded Books, Inc.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, [2018] ℗2018
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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The two-time Booker Prize-winning author now gives us a wildly exuberant, wily new novel that circumnavigates 1954 Australia, revealing as much about the country/continent as it does about three audacious individuals who take part in the infamous 10,000-mile race, the Redex Trial. Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in southeastern Australia. Together they enter the Redex Trial, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Fiction
Historical fiction
Novels
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Carey; Colin McPhillamy; Saskia Maarleveld; Craig Baldwin; Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781501968228 150196822X
OCLC Number: 1022963008
Notes: In container (17 cm.).
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Narrated by Colin McPhillamy, Saskia Maarleveld, and Craig Baldwin.
Description: 9 audio discs (10 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Peter Carey.

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The two-time Booker Prize-winning author now gives us a wildly exuberant, wily new novel that circumnavigates 1954 Australia, revealing as much about the country/continent as it does about three audacious individuals who take part in the infamous 10,000-mile race, the Redex Trial. Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in southeastern Australia. 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 who calls the turns and creeks crossings on a map that will remove them, without warning, from the white Australia they all know so well. This is a thrilling high-speed story that starts in one way, and then takes you someplace else. It is often funny, more so as the world gets stranger, and always a page-turner even as you learn a history these characters never knew themselves. Set in the 1950s, this a world every American will recognize: black, white, who we are, how we got here, and what we did to each other along the way. A Long Way from Home is Peter Carey's late-style masterpiece.

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