Criminals

A Novel

Margot Livesey

Picador

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Margot Livesey's early novel Criminals is the story of adult brother and sister Ewan and Mollie and their decision to rescue an abandoned child. But is the child being rescued by these two, or abducted? Where is the line between moral and criminal behavior? Livesey paints a thrilling and devastating portrait of two people blinded by need and the desire for betterment.

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Praise for Criminals

"A wonderful novel, impeccably written and thoroughly engrossing."--The New York Times Book Review

"Where do love, honesty, and responsibility intersect? . . . A provocative rumination on family and what it means to do the right thing."--Glamour

"Funny, suspenseful, and sometimes creepy."--Los Angeles Times

"One of the most surprising thrillers of the year--completely offbeat, unexpected, and unique. Margot Livesey is right up there in the realm of P. D. James."--
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"A story of many kinds of love, indifference, secrecy, and blind selfishness that drives as fiercely to its surprising conclusion as any thriller."--Rosellen Brown

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Margot Livesey

Margot Livesey is the author of five novels, including Homework and Eva Moves the Furniture, as well as the story collection Learning By Heart. Born in Scotland, she lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where she is the writer in residence at Emerson College.

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Criminals
A Novel
Margot Livesey

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
September 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312424695
ISBN10: 0312424698
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
$18.00
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