Titch and Irene Bob together with their neighbour Willie Bachhuber take
on the Redex Reliability Race across the Australian outback of the 1950s
as a publicity stunt for Titch Bob’s new car sales room.
The race made heroes out of contestants who had to drive 10,000 miles
through the dusty Australian outback, crossing dry river beds and
swollen creeks – not to mention the odd kangaroo – all at a certain
speed so as not to reach checkpoints too soon and lose points.
No wonder that relationships fell apart, new ones formed and surprising
self-discoveries were made.
A fantastic new novel by Peter Carey, who lived in Bacchus Marsh as a
child and followed the trials with passion.