Criminals (Paperback)

A Novel

By Margot Livesey

Picador, 9780312424695, 288pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2005

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Description

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.



About the Author

Margot Livesey is the award-winning author of a story collection, Learning by Heart, and of the novels Homework, Criminals, The Missing World, and Eva Moves the Furniture, which was a New York Times Notable Book, an Atlantic Monthly Best Book of the Year, and a PEN/Winship finalist. Born in Scotland, she currently lives in the Boston area, where she is writer in residence at Emerson College.


Praise For Criminals: A Novel

“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.” —Newsday

“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