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Theft : a love story

Author: Peter Carey
Publisher: Milsons Point, N.S.W. : Knopf Australia, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Michael "Butcher" Boone is an ex- "really famous" painter 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 emotions. Together they've forged a delicate equilibrium, a balance instantly disarrayed when a mysterious young woman named Marlene walks out of a rainstorm and into their lives.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Romance fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Carey
ISBN: 1740512561 9781740512565 1741664829 9781741664829
OCLC Number: 224742366
Awards: Shortlisted for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2007.
Description: 269 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Peter Carey.

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Michael "Butcher" Boone is an ex- "really famous" painter 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 emotions. Together they've forged a delicate equilibrium, a balance instantly disarrayed 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 Liebowitz, 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.

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