Fort Greene store:
Thursday, March 1, 7:30 pm
Peter Carey presents A Long Way from Home
In conversation with Elizabeth Strout
Two-time Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey presents his wildly exuberant new novel A Long Way from Home, deftly exploring themes of class, culture, and race in 1954 Australia. When three audacious individuals enter the 10,000 mile Redex Trial, a brutal race around the ancient continent over roads no car will ever quite survive, they find themselves removed without warning from the white Australia they know so well, ultimately confronting some of Australia’s dark colonial history. A thrilling high-speed story that starts in one way and goes somewhere very different, this vivid, funny, and lively novel confronts how Europeans took possession of a timeless culture and the crimes they committed along the way. Carey presents his 14th novel at Greenlight, in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Elizabeth Strout, author of Olive Kitteridge. A signing and Q&A follow the discussion.