Shifting from the rural wilds of Australia to Manhattan via Tokyo, this is Peter Carey’s brilliant and moving story of art, fraud, friendship and redemption.
Theft: A Love Story once again displays Peter Carey's extraordinary flair for language. Australian artist Butcher Bones, fresh out of jail after robbing his ex-wife of his own paintings, is desperately trying to get his floundering career back on track while simultaneously avoiding his creditors. This balancing act is hindered by the necessity of managing Hugh, his 'damaged two-hundred-and-twenty-pound brother'. Enter the mysterious Marlene, and the scene is set for a mesmerising adventure.