Faber Members get 10% off their first order

A Long Way From Home

Peter Carey

The late style masterpiece from Peter Carey, twice winner of the Booker Prize.

Out of stock

Buy from
Format
Ebook
ISBN
9780571338870
Date Published
09.01.2018
Delivery
All orders are sent via Royal Mail and are tracked: choose from standard or premium delivery.
Summary

Longlisted for the 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award
Longlisted for the 2019 Walter Scott Historical Fiction Prize

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.

PeterCarey

Peter Carey was born in Australia in 1943. He claims his birthplace of Bacchus Marsh had a population of 4,000. This fact should probably be checked. He was educated at the local state school until the age of eleven and then became a boarder at Geelong Grammar School. He was a student there between 1954 and 1960 — after Rupert…

Read More
PeterCarey
Peter-Carey-1.jpg
More books by Peter Carey