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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.

Synopsis:

From the two-time Booker Prize-winning author and recipient of the Commonwealth Prize comes this new novel about obsession

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Peter Carey, LL.B. LL.M. is a Solicitor and Consultant to Charles Russell where he advises on all aspects of e-commerce and data protection. He is a Visiting Professor at The College of Law and is the author of several leading books in the field of data protection and e-commerce including Data Protection in the UK. Peter is the Editor of the journal Privacy and Data Protection, and he lectures frequently on e-commerce issues.
Simon Vance is a prolific and popular audiobook narrator and actor with several hundred audiobooks to his credit. An Audie(R) Award-winner, Vance was recently named "The Voice of Choice" by "Booklist" magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400152544
Subtitle:
A Love Story
Publisher:
Tantor Audio
Read by:
Vance, Simon
Read:
Vance, Simon
Author:
Carey, Peter
Author:
Carey, Peter Stafford
Author:
Peter Ca
Author:
Vance, Simon
Author:
Rey
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Unabridged,MP3 - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20060601
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.4 x 5.3 x 0.6 in 0.2 lb
Media Run Time:
540

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Theft: A Love Story
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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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