Theft: A Love Story
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Theft: A Love Story

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The first Penguin edition of Peter Carey's Theft- A Love Story, with a cover by Michael Leunig Michael 'Butcher' Boone is an ex-'really famous' painter, now reduced to living in a remote country house and acting as caretaker for his younger brother, Hugh. Alone together they've forged a delicate equilibrium, a balance instantly destroyed when a mysterious young woman named Marlene walks out of a rainstorm and into their lives. Beautiful, smart, and ambitious, she's the daughter-in-law of the late great painter Jacques Liebovitz. Soon Marlene sets in motion a chain of events that could be the making, or the ruin, of them all . . . 'Brilliantly inventive . . . An authentic love story about two brothers who can't stand themselves, and can't live without each other.' Seattle Times 'The work of a novelist willing his way into greatness minute by gritty minute.' The Australian 'Utterly absorbing . . . Afire with passion, both love and loathing.' Los Angeles Times Book Review
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 19mm | 225g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0143573314
  • 9780143573319
  • 1,139,225

About Peter Carey

Peter Carey is a zoologist who has made more than 80 trips to Antarctica, including research expeditions with the New Zealand Antarctic Programme and the Australian National Antarctic research expedition. He has also worked as a lecturer and expedition leader on many Antarctic cruise ships. Peter has conducted research on penguin behaviour, sea-bird ecology, fish physiology and the social behaviour of seals. He visits Antarctica every summer and is working to ecologically restore a group of small islands in the Falklands Archipelago. As director of the conservation organisation SAFER (Subantarctic Foundation for Ecosystems Research), he is actively involved in improving the wildlife habitat of these islands. http-//www.awapress.com/authors-Peter-Carey
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