Metro Reco: Theft
Theft is the newest novel by two-time Booker Prize-winning writer Peter Carey.
The novel’s narrative is shared between the voices of two brothers, Michael and Hugh Bones. Michael is a brilliant painter who is currently “out of style”. He is custodian of his developmentally challenged brother, Hugh. The two brothers’ lives are turned upside down with the entrance of the beautiful, wily Marlene who falls in love with Michael and befriends Hugh.
Moving from rural Australia, to Tokyo, to New York City, Theft is a suspense novel, caper, love story, and critique of the art world. It’s snappy, intriguing, and droll.
Peter Carey is the author of nine novels, including the Booker Prize–winning Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang. He was born in Australia and now lives in New York City.
What are you all reading right now (or planning to read next)?
I just got home from school. I’m sipping a cold beer and eating chips and unwinding. In my class tonight we were talking about Byron. What a wild dude. The ladies sure did get their knickers in a knot over him. We were trying to think of a contemporary figure who could be considered a Byronic hero and were hard pressed to do so. Any suggestions?