Breakfast with Peter Carey

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Breakfast with Peter Carey

40.00

Join us for Breakfast with one of Australia's literary greats, Peter Carey, on Wednesday 15th November at 7am sharp.  A two time Man Booker Prize winner, and three time Miles Franklin winner, Peter is undoubtedly one of our finest talents, and it is our honour to have him here on the Riverbend deck to talk about his new novel, A Long Way From Home. 

**Ticket price includes breakfast prepared by the Riverbend Cafe. Please be sure to contact us should you have any dietary requirements. We do not issue paper tickets for our events - your name will be on a list at the door**

About The Book....
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.This thrilling, high-speed story starts in one way and then takes you someplace else. It is often funny, the 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 amid the consequences of the age of empires, this 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.Peter Carey has twice won the Booker Prize for his explorations of Australian history. A Long Way from Home is his late-style masterpiece.

 

About The Author...
Peter Carey was born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, and now lives in New York. He is the author of fourteen novels (including one for children), two volumes of short stories, and two books on travel.
Amongst other prizes, Carey has won the Booker Prize twice (for Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang), the Commonwealth Writers' Prize twice (for Jack Maggsand True History of the Kelly Gang), and the Miles Franklin Literary Award three times (for Bliss, Oscar and Lucinda and Jack Maggs).

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