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A Love Story

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Theft by Peter Carey

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2007.

Book Description

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, friendship and redemption.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571231508
ISBN-10: 0571231500
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x 20mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 7-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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30 Days in Sydney by Peter Carey 30 Days in Sydney, Hardback (April 2016)

A decorated writer's witty, energetic exploration of his home city, told through a month-long visit-- now in a brand new hardcover package.

Plainsong by Peter Carey Plainsong, Paperback (October 2015)

"Beautifully crafted, alive and quietly magnificent. I read it in one mesmerising sitting. I had no choice; it would not let me go" Roddy Doyle

Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey Oscar and Lucinda, Paperback (June 2015)

A love story and a historical tour de force set in Victorian times which deals with the undeclared love between clergyman Oscar Hopkins and the heiress Lucinda Leplastrier. Made for each other, the two are gamblers - one obsessive, the other compulsive - incapable of winning at the game of love.

Amnesia by Peter Carey Amnesia, Paperback (May 2015)

When Gaby Baillieux, a young woman from suburban Melbourne, releases the Angel Worm into the computers of Australias prison system, hundreds of asylum seekers walk free. Worse: the system is run by an American corporation, so some 5,000 US prisons are also infected. Doors spring open. Both countries' secrets threaten to pour out.

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Author Biography - Peter Carey

Peter Carey is the author of eight novels, including the Booker Prize-winning Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang, and two works of non-fiction. Born in Australia in 1943, he lives in New York.

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