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Peter Carey discusses his book "Oscar and Lucinda"

BROADCAST: Dec. 14, 1988 | DURATION: 01:00:13

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Peter Carey discusses and reads from his book "Oscar and Lucinda." The book is a love story that follows two characters, both gamblers, who make a bet to deliver a glass church to a new settlement. Carey begins the interview by recounting a particular event in his hometown that inspired the writing of this book: Carey witnessing a local church being removed from its location. A fascination with land occupation, church construction, and the human tendency towards obsession were driving factors in the writing of this book. Studs plays “The King Shall Rejoice (George Frederic Handel (1685-1759); (Coronation Elizabeth II 1953))” - Ambrosian Singers & Menuhin Festival Orchestra.