Theft (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 9, 2006 - Fiction - 269 pages
4 Reviews
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 also 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.


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Review: Theft: A Love Story

User Review  - Madri - Goodreads

Brilliant! One of the most enjoyable books I've read this year. The voices of Butcher Bones and his brother Hugh is done with such mastery and skill, it cannot leave you untouched. Read full review

Review: Theft: A Love Story

User Review  - Goodreads

Brilliant! One of the most enjoyable books I've read this year. The voices of Butcher Bones and his brother Hugh is done with such mastery and skill, it cannot leave you untouched. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
2
Section 2
3
Section 3
20
Section 4
33
Section 5
38
Section 6
49
Section 7
54
Section 8
60
Section 17
185
Section 18
194
Section 19
207
Section 20
209
Section 21
222
Section 22
231
Section 23
235
Section 24
241

Section 9
64
Section 10
68
Section 11
120
Section 12
149
Section 13
165
Section 14
171
Section 15
173
Section 16
181
Section 25
252
Section 26
257
Section 27
265
Section 28
269
Section 29
270
Section 30
272
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About the author (2006)

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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