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The Resource A long way from home : a novel, Peter Carey

A long way from home : a novel, Peter Carey

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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
RECBC
Dewey number
823/.914
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PR9619.3.C36
LC item number
L66 2018
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Colin McPhillamy, Saskia Maarleveld, and Craig Baldwin
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A long way from home : a novel, Peter Carey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from container
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
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
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
2 audio discs (10 hr., 45 min.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501985034
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Level of compression
lossy
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Note
Set includes: 2 compact discs.
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
MP2356
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1022957035
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A long way from home : a novel, Peter Carey
Publication
Note
Title from container
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
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
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
2 audio discs (10 hr., 45 min.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501985034
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Level of compression
lossy
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Note
Set includes: 2 compact discs.
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
MP2356
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1022957035
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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