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Theft: A Love Story

Carey, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0307263711 / ISBN 13: 9780307263711
Published by Knopf, New York, 2006
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First American edition, stated. Signed by the author on the title page: "Peter Carey." The book is bumped at tail of spine, else fine. The dust jacket (design by Chip Kidd) is not price-clipped (original price $24.00); a "signed copy" sticker on the front panel; Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007222

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Title: Theft: A Love Story

Publisher: Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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From the two-time Booker Prize?winning author and recipient of the Commonwealth Prize comes this new novel about obsession, deception, and redemption, at once an engrossing psychological suspense story and a work of highly charged, fiendishly funny literary fiction.

Michael?a.k.a. ?Butcher??Boone is an ex??really famous? painter: opinionated, furious, brilliant, and now reduced to living in the remote country house of his biggest collector and acting as caretaker for his younger brother, Hugh, a damaged man of imposing physicality and childlike emotional volatility. Alone together they?ve forged a delicate and shifting equilibrium, a balance instantly destroyed when a mysterious young woman named Marlene walks out of a rainstorm and into their lives on three-inch Manolo Blahnik heels. Beautiful, smart, and ambitious, she?s also the daughter-in-law of the late great painter Jacques Liebovitz, one of Butcher?s earliest influences. She?s sweet to Hugh and falls in love with Butcher, and they reciprocate in kind. And she sets in motion a chain of events that could be the making?or the ruin?of them all.

Told through the alternating points of view of the brothers?Butcher?s urbane, intelligent, caustic observations contrasting with Hugh?s bizarre, frequently poetic, utterly unique voice?Theft reminds us once again of Peter Carey?s remarkable gift for creating indelible, fascinating characters and a narrative as gripping as it is deliriously surprising.

About the Author:

Peter Carey is the author of nine novels, including the Booker Prize?winning Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang. Born in Australia in 1943, he now lives in New York City.

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