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Author - Peter Carey
Publisher - FABER AND FABER LTD
Edition - 1989
Binding - Paperback
Language - English
Pages - 516
Condition - Used
Peter Carey's Booker Prize winning novel imagines Australia's youth, before its dynamic passions became dangerous habits. It is also a startling and unusual love story. \n \nOscar is a young English clergyman who has broken with his past and developed a disturbing talent for gambling. A country girl of singular ambition, Lucinda moves to Sydney, driven by dreams of self-reliance and the building of an industrial Utopia. Together this unlikely pair create and are created by the spectacle of mid-nineteenth century Australia. \n \nPeter Carey's visionary brilliance, and his capacity to delight and surprise, propel this story to its stunning conclusion.