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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,696 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Carey Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Phyllis | 2/19/2014

    " Not sure at first, but I really found myself fascinated by the book, both points of view and the overarching author's pov - amazing writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ako31 | 1/31/2014

    " an amazingly written book that is a feat/feast of poetic prose. each voice rings true in the alternating chapters, each a distinct stream of consciousness and unique verbiage seeped in expressionism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Greta Roussos | 1/25/2014

    " Australian writer Peter Carey has written a clever mystery that spans four continents and swirls in the elite art circles of each. A love story? Not really, but full of relationships in turmoil. Yes! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christopher | 1/22/2014

    " A fun read. Glimpses of brilliance. A sum greater than its parts. I will definitely pick up his Booker winners one day. "

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About the Author
Author Peter Carey

Peter Carey is the author of ten previous novels and has twice received the Booker Prize. His other honors include the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Born in Australia, he has lived in New York City for twenty years.