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The Resource A long way from home : a novel, Peter Carey, (sound recording Playaway)

A long way from home : a novel, Peter Carey, (sound recording Playaway)

Label
A long way from home : a novel
Title
A long way from home
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Peter Carey
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carey, Peter
Dewey number
823/.914
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PR9619.3.C36
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Colin McPhillamy, Saskia Maarleveld, and Craig Baldwin
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McPhillamy, Colin
  • Maarleveld, Saskia
  • Baldwin, Craig
  • Recorded Books, Inc
  • Playaway Digital Audio
  • Findaway World, LLC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Self-realization
  • Australia
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A long way from home : a novel, Peter Carey, (sound recording Playaway)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Issued on Playaway
  • "HD Audio."
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback
  • In container (17 cm.)
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
  • other
  • other
Carrier category code
  • nz
  • sz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio media player (10 hr., 45 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501996504
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
  • unmediated
  • audio
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
  • s
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
5035528
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
other
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A long way from home : a novel, Peter Carey, (sound recording Playaway)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Issued on Playaway
  • "HD Audio."
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback
  • In container (17 cm.)
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
  • other
  • other
Carrier category code
  • nz
  • sz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio media player (10 hr., 45 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501996504
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
  • unmediated
  • audio
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
  • s
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
5035528
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
other
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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