San Francisco Chronicle.
San Francisco Chronicle. is very, very hard to put down. There are many pleasures to be had here, chief among them the author’s gift for telling fascinating, entertaining stories
Oscar and Lucinda book.
Oscar and Lucinda book. A country girl of singular ambition, Lucinda moves to Sydney, driven by dreams of 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. Oscar is a young English clergyman who has broken with his past and developed a disturbing talent for gambling.
The book takes you places you least expect and is really a mental vision of Sydney and how tough it was even though the focus remained on Oscar and Lucinda.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). The book takes you places you least expect and is really a mental vision of Sydney and how tough it was even though the focus remained on Oscar and Lucinda. Not a book to pass up. Sure to entertain and capture your imagination.
Oscar and Lucinda is a novel by Australian author Peter Carey which won the 1988 Booker Prize and the 1989 Miles Franklin Award. It was shortlisted for The Best of the Booker. They meet on the ship over to Australia, and discover that they are both gamblers, one obsessive, the other compulsive.
She had a soft white neck. He tossed the banknotes into the safe-thwack, ding, money's nothing to me-and locked its door with a heavy brass key.
She had a soft white neck ow she would manage to tell the story of her involvement with this defrocked priest whom she now sought to recommend to him. Well, she could not tell it, of course. She might slam her fist on his desk or drink Scotch whisky from a crystal tumbler, but she could not tell him about this one face to face. Jimmy d'Abbs knew the story
Peter Philip Carey AO (born 7 May 1943) is an Australian novelist. Carey has won the Miles Franklin Award three times and is frequently named as Australia's next contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Peter Philip Carey AO (born 7 May 1943) is an Australian novelist. Carey is one of only five writers to have won the Booker Prize twice-the others being J. G. Farrell, J. M. Coetzee, Hilary Mantel and Margaret Atwood. Carey won his first Booker Prize in 1988 for Oscar and Lucinda, and won for the second time in 2001 with True History of the Kelly Gang.