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Theft: A Love Story

Narrated by the twin voices of the artist Butcher Bones, and his 'damaged two-hundred-and-twenty-pound brother' Hugh, "Theft: A Love Story" once again displays Peter Carey's extraordinary flair for language. Ranging from the rural wilds of Australia to Manhattan via Tokyo, it is a brilliant and moving exploration of art, fraud, responsibility and redemption.

'Carey has rebelled, grown in confidence, and rebelled again. His new novel is rough-hewn, full of abrupt one-liners, blunt images and block-capital obscenities' - The Times Literary Supplement

'The best novel I've read all year . . . A stinging satire on the seedy intrigues, craven manoeuvrings and greedy machinations of the art world' - The Evening Standard

‘A real page-tuner. Deeply sensual.’ Gary Shteyngart

‘I grabbed this for its mad adventure but came away with a gift for the heart.’ DBC Pierre

‘Brown's novel captures the sun-soaked sexiness of the city . . .  and the hazy drug that is desire better than anything I have read in years.’  The Guardian

‘Rewarding and ambitious.’ Times Literary Supplement

‘An unashamedly literary novel that nonetheless wears its learning lightly and is totally unpretentious: a ludic, drunk, dizzying jaunt.’ Dazed & Confused

‘A scintillating, intelligent and uproariously funny trip into the excesses of storytelling’ Big Issue

‘Smart, zingy and extremely funny, this is a real treat.’ Paul Murray

‘It’s warmth and tenderness are hard to resist.’ Catherine O’Flynn

Author: Peter Carey
Agent: Peter Straus
Territories: Alfred A. Knopf: United States ex. Canada Faber and Faber: British Commonwealth & European Community ex. Canada & Australia Random House Australia: Australia & New Zealand Random House of Canada Ltd: Canada Chinese: People's Literature Publishing House Danish: Gbforlagen Dutch: Atlas French: Christian Bourgois (France) German: S. Fischer (Germany) Greek: Ellinika Grammata Publishers SA Hebrew: Opus Press Ltd Indonesian: Serambi Italian: Editore Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Korean: The Dong-a llbo Polish: Dom Wydawniczy Bellona Portuguese: Dom Quixote (Portugal) Portuguese: Editora Record (Brazil) Romanian: Humanitas (Romania) Russian: Eksmo Publishers (Russia) Serbian: Laguna Slovene: Modrijan Zalozba Spanish: Grupo Editorial Random House Mondadori SL Ukranian: Hemiro
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