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October's Book: Oscar and Lucinda, by Peter Carey

Monday, October 21, 2013

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.

Buy, borrow, or download the book today and start reading now so you can join the conversation with Peter Carey! You can leave your thoughts and questions about the book as a comment, below.

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Comments [2]

Anonymous from the US

Australia, sounds like a very racial intolerant place.

Oct. 21 2013 01:55 PM
Paul Kane from Warwick, NY

For Peter Carey: What inspired the fictional idea of moving a glass church across a vast expanse of Australia?

Oct. 21 2013 01:24 PM

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