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THEFT: A LOVE STORY By Peter Carey Faber & Faber, €14

10th June, 2006

THEFT: A LOVE STORY By Peter Carey Faber & Faber, €14

“How can you know how much to pay [for art] if you have no bloody idea of what it’s worth?” rages Michael ‘Butcher’ Boone in Peter Carey’s occasionally exasperating but mostly enthralling new novel.

‘‘If you pay five million dollars for a Jeff Koons, what do you say when you get it home?

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