The Booker Prize-winning novel--now a major motion picture from Fox SearchlightÂ Â Pictures.
This sweeping, irrepressibly inventive novel, is a romance, but a romance of the sort that could only take place inÂ Â nineteenth-century Australia. For only on that sprawling continent--a haven for misfits of both the animal and human kingdoms--could a nervous Anglican minister who gambles on the instructions of the Divine become allied with a teenaged heiress who buys a glassworks to help liberate her sex. And only the prodigious imagination of Peter Carey could implicate Oscar and Lucinda in a narrative of love and commerce, religion and colonialism, that culminates in a half-mad expedition to transport a glass church across the Outback.
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