Oscar and Lucinda is Peter Carey's Booker Prize-winning 1988 novel, that tells the story of an unusual romance in 19th-century Australia. Oscar is a nervous Anglican minister, and Lucinda is an heiress who impulsively buys a glass factory, and the two share a guilty passion for gambling. The story culminates in a crazy expedition to transport a glass church across the Outback.
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As the New York City Council prepares to vote on the controversial NYU 2031 expansion plan, a group of writers and artists, many of them longtime residents of Greenwich Village, has banded together to publish a book of essays, photos, and drawings, titled While We Were Sleeping: NYU and the Destruction of New York, to express their opposition to the project. Novelist Peter Carey, poet and playwright Jessica Hagedorn, and playwright John Guare talk about the impact NYU’s proposed expansion plan on Greenwich Village.
Two-time winner of the Booker Prize, Peter Carey, discusses his latest novel, Parrot and Olivier in America. It tells the story of an unlikely friendship between Olivier, the traumatized child of aristocrats who survived the French Revolution, and Parrot, the son of an English printer, who travel to America ...
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