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The Resource A Long Way from Home

A Long Way from Home

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A Long Way from Home
Title
A Long Way from Home
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Summary
Carey’s most ambitious novel since True History of the Kelly Gang: a celebration and interrogation of the Australia of Peter’s childhood. He takes us on a wild ride around the country in 1954 by way of the famous Redex car trial, during which our protagonist, Willy Bachhuber, learns the poignant truth of his troubled past.It’s a tender and wonderfully wry portrait of Australia in the 1950s, reminiscent of Illywhacker in concerns and some characters. We’re in Bacchus Marsh in the 1950s, with car salesmen, an early aviator, and the lives of Irene Bobs and Willy Bachhuber. The striking Irene is ahead of her time, a fearless, big-hearted, independently minded woman. Her next door neighbour Willy seems to be constantly in flight from his own life. He lacks social confidence but is extremely well read, so much so that he’s a radio quiz champ. And he has a particular fondness for maps.When Irene’s husband Titch decides to enter the Redex trial, Irene goes with him as co-driver, and Willy as navigator. Fantastically fun and funny, Peter's new novel is a major achievement
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Carey, Peter
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Australian Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
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A Long Way from Home
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True
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9781489432698
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True
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Label
A Long Way from Home
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
BORROWBOX:BOL_462463
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781489432698
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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