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Oscar and Lucinda

Oscar and Lucinda is a novel by Peter Carey, which won a Booker Prize.

It tells the story of Oscar Hopkins, an English Anglican priest, and Lucinda Leplastrier, a young Australian heiress who buys a glass factory. They meet on the boat over to Australia, and discover that they both like to gamble. Lucinda bets Oscar that he cannot transport a glass church into the outback in one piece. This bet changes both their lives forever.

A film was made from the book in 1997, starring Ralph Fiennes and Cate Blanchett.



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