Peter Carey writes an extraordinary story of art, intrique and murder. Carey has the uncanny ability to create two completely different points of view with the two brothers in the novel, Michael Butcher and his younger brother Hugh.
Excerpt from author’s site:
Michael “Butcher” Boone is an ex-“really famous” painter, now reduced to living in a remote country house and acting as caretaker for his younger brother, Hugh. Alone together they’ve forged a delicate equilibrium, a balance instantly destroyed when a mysterious young woman named Marlene walks out of a rainstorm and into their lives. Beautiful, smart, and ambitious, she’s also the daughter-in-law of the late great painter Jacques Liebovitz. Soon Marlene sets in motion a chain of events that could be the making–or the ruin–of them all.
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