A Long Way From Home, Peter Carey – book review

A Long Way From Home by author Peter Carey, AO, made it to the Miles Franklin Award long-list this year (2018). Had it been successful, this book would have joined the author’s three other books with this distinction*.

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Australia Day confusion

Australia Day post  – a day late. I couldn’t access the internet yesterday. Frustrating.

Australia Day perplexes me. What could be a joyous response is clouded by difficult issues. I’m a traditional Australian, to my core. But Australia Day does not fill me with unmitigated delight.

Australia Day, 2016

Australia Day

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