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On Sale: March 23, 2011
Pages: 448 | ISBN: 978-0-307-78713-2
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The Booker Prize-winning novel--now a major motion picture from Fox Searchlight  Pictures.

This sweeping, irrepressibly inventive novel, is a romance, but a romance of the sort that could only take place in  nineteenth-century Australia. For only on that sprawling continent--a haven for misfits of both the animal and human kingdoms--could a nervous Anglican minister who gambles on the instructions of the Divine become allied with a teenaged heiress who buys a glassworks to help liberate her sex. And only the prodigious imagination of Peter Carey could implicate Oscar and Lucinda in a narrative of love and commerce, religion and colonialism, that culminates in a half-mad expedition to transport a glass church across the Outback.


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Peter Carey

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Peter Carey is the author of eleven previous novels and has twice received the Booker Prize. His other honors include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Born in Australia, he has lived in New York City for twenty years.

Peter Carey is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (http://www.rhspeakers.com).
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WINNER 1988 Man Booker Prize

  • Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
  • November 11, 1997
  • Fiction - Literary
  • Vintage
  • $15.95
  • 9780679777502

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