Oscar and Lucinda

Oscar and Lucinda

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Description

Oscar Hopkins, the hydrophobic, noisy-kneed son of a preacher, renounces his father's stern religion in favour of the Anglican Church. Lucinda Leplastrier, a frizzy-haired heiress, impulsively buys a glass factory with the inheritance forced on her by a well-intentioned adviser.

When the two finally meet, on board a ship to New South Wales, Australia they are bound by their affinity for gambling and risk, their loneliness, and their awkwardly blossoming mutual affection. Love will prove to be their ultimate gamble.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 122 x 132mm | 73g
  • Bolinda Audio Books
  • Tullamarine, Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 148942718X
  • 9781489427182

Review quote

'Very, very hard to put down ... Like the characters of Charles Dickens and Honore de Balzac, Mr Carey's creations are real in the simplest human sense.' -- The Washington Times 'The most original and rewarding novel to appear in the English language for many years.' -- The Financial Times 'As fine a love story and as fascinating an exploration as [anyone] could wish ... Carey writes as if the world he has created, and his own private life, are at stake.' -- Chicago Tribune
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About Peter Carey

Peter Carey is the multi-award-winning author of eight novels, plus two highly acclaimed collections of short stories and a memoir. His books have won or been shortlisted for every major literary award in Australia. He has won the Booker Prize twice - in 2001 for True History of the Kelly Gang and in 1988 for Oscar and Lucinda. In 1998 he won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Jack Maggs, and again in 2001 for True History of the Kelly Gang. In 2007 he won the NSW Premier's Award and the Victorian Premier's Award for Theft: A Love Story. Born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Peter Carey now lives in New York. Steven Crossley is an English theatre, television and radio drama actor. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and has established an acting career on both sides of the Atlantic in New York and London. He has narrated over 200 audiobooks and has won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, for The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie and Sharpe's Fury by Bernard Cornwell, among others.
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