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Theft

(2006)
A novel by

 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Ferocious and funny, penetrating and exuberant, Theft is two-time Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey's master class on the things people will do for art, for love . . . and for money.

“I don't know if my story is grand enough to be a tragedy, although a lot of shitty stuff did happen. It is certainly a love story but that did not begin until midway through the shitty stuff, by which time I had not only lost my eight-year-old son, but also my house and studio in Sydney where I had once been famous as a painter could expect in his own backyard. . .”

So begins Peter Carey's highly charged and lewdly funny new novel. Told by the twin voices of the artist, Butcher Bones, and his “damaged two-hundred-and-twenty-pound brother” Hugh, it recounts their adventures and troubles after Butcher's plummeting prices and spiralling drink problem force them to retreat to New South Wales. Here the formerly famous artist is reduced to being a caretaker for his biggest collector, as well as nurse to his erratic brother.

Then the mysterious Marlene turns up in Manolo Blahniks one stormy night. Claiming that the brothers' friend and neighbour owns an original Jacques Liebovitz, she soon sets in motion a chain of events that could be the making or ruin of them all.

Displaying Carey's extraordinary flare for language, Theft is a love poem of a very different kind. Ranging from the rural wilds of Australia to Manhattan via Tokyo - and exploring themes of art, fraud, responsibility and redemption - this great novel will make you laugh out loud.

 
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Used availability for Peter Carey's Theft


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Hardback Editions

June 2006 : UK Hardback
Title: Theft: A Love Story
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-571-23147-0 / 978-0-571-23147-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

May 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: Theft: A Love Story
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-307-26371-1 / 978-0-307-26371-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: Theft: A Love Story
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-679-31463-6 / 978-0-679-31463-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

January 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: Theft: A Love Story
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-571-23150-0 / 978-0-571-23150-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: Theft: A Love Story
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-571-23149-7 / 978-0-571-23149-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Theft
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-307-27648-1 / 978-0-307-27648-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Theft: A Love Story
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-679-31464-4 / 978-0-679-31464-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Theft: A Love Story
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-571-23148-9 / 978-0-571-23148-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

January 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: Theft
Author(s): Peter Carey
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

June 2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: Theft: A Love Story
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 1-4001-3254-1 / 978-1-4001-3254-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: Theft: A Love Story
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 1-4001-0254-5 / 978-1-4001-0254-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2006 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Theft: A Love Story
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 1-4001-5254-2 / 978-1-4001-5254-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2006 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Theft
Author(s): Peter Carey
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   



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