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Oscar and Lucinda

Peter Carey. HarperCollins Publishers, $13 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-06-091592-6

``If Illywhacker astounded us with its imaginative richness, this latest Carey novel does so again, with a masterly sureness of touch added. It's a story, in a sense the story, of mid-19th century England and Australia, narrated by a man of our time, and therefore permeated with modern consciousness,'' stated PW. The novel won the Booker Prize. (Apr.)