Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
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Synopsis

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.
 

About 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.
 
Published March 23, 2011 by Vintage. 449 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Romance. Fiction

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As he demonstrated in Bliss (1981) and Illywhacker (1985), Carey is partial to
eccentrics.

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The tribes who told them were all gone, but it was a safe bet that the Never Never river was a story, that the Dorrigo escarpment was a story, that the wedgetail eagle, soaring in the updraft on the cliff face, was a story too.

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Hosted by John Mullan, professor of English at University College London, the Guardian's Book Club examines a book a month, via a weekly column in the Guardian Review.

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The novel, being the genre of the ordinary world, respects circumstantial detail, but Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucinda gives unusual attention to visual particulars.

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Jane Austen used to chat with ­family and friends about the afterlives of characters from her novels.

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Oscar and Lucinda, this month's book club choice, presents a small problem for this web column, because I've already reviewed the book here.

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How can a novel be true to chance?

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A memoir of growing up in the 80s, he genuinely sounded like he wanted the book to be as good as it could be (although he seemed a bit stuck on 1988 - suggestions anyone?) He admitted that You Tube had been initially helpful in kick starting memories but had recently turned into an addiction with...

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