Oscar and Lucinda

Oscar and Lucinda

Peter Carey

The Booker Prize-winning novel--now an important movie from Fox Searchlight  Pictures.

This sweeping, irrepressibly creative novel, is a romance, yet a romance of the kind which can simply ensue in  nineteenth-century Australia. for under on that sprawling continent--a haven for misfits of either the animal and human kingdoms--could a worried Anglican minister who gambles at the directions of the Divine turn into allied with a teenaged heiress who buys a glassworks to assist release her intercourse. And in simple terms the prodigious mind's eye of Peter Carey might implicate Oscar and Lucinda in a story of affection and trade, faith and colonialism, that culminates in a half-mad day trip to move a pitcher church around the Outback.

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