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Publisher 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 so well.
Set in the 1950s amid the consequences of the age of empires, this funny, brilliantly vivid and lively novel reminds us how Europeans took possession of a timeless culture – the high purpose they invented and the crimes they committed along the way.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2017
30 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Random House Australia
SELLER
Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd
SIZE
1.9
MB

Customer Reviews

McOnespeed ,

A journey of unexpected beauty, love and loss.

Mr Peter Carey has again written a book of such significance.

The interwoven story of mid 20th century Australian culture and the devastation colonisation brought on the First Peoples of this Nation, is at once shocking and sensitive.

This is a book we should all read.

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