City of Crows

Author:   Chris Womersley
Publisher:   Europa Editions
ISBN:  

9781609454708


Pages:   384
Publication Date:   18 September 2018
Format:   Paperback
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"""Signs, wonders, and witchcraft beset 17th-century France"" in this ""grim but spellbinding"" novel of a mother searching for her son inspired by true events (Kirkus Reviews). France, 1673. A young woman from the country, Charlotte Picot must venture to the fearsome city of Paris in search of her last remaining son, Nicolas. Either fate or mere coincidence places the quick-witted charlatan Adam Lesage in her path. Adam is newly released from the prison galleys and on the hunt for treasure. But Charlotte, believing him to be a spirit she has summoned from the underworld, enlists his help in finding her child. Charlotte and Adam--comically ill-matched yet essential to one another--journey to Paris, then known as the City of Crows. Evoking pre-revolutionary France with all its ribaldry, superstition, and intrigue, ""Womersley weaves a haunting tale of the drastic lengths people will go to achieve their deepest desires"" (Publishers Weekly). ""A gothic masterpiece.""--Better Read Than Dead"

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Author:   Chris Womersley
Publisher:   Europa Editions
Imprint:   Europa Editions
Dimensions:   Width: 13.20cm , Height: 2.80cm , Length: 20.80cm
Weight:   0.431kg
ISBN:  

9781609454708


ISBN 10:   1609454707
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   18 September 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Praise for City of Crows Womersley weaves a haunting tale of the drastic lengths people will go to achieve their deepest desires. --Publishers Weekly Fascinating historical truths clash with swashbuckler tropes. . . Worth reading for the writing alone. --Kirkus A brilliantly compelling read. --Australian Women's Weekly City of Crows is opulent with ancient ritual significances . . . Charlotte Picot has astonishing strength and a marvelous dignity. --Carmel Bird, The Australian Haunting. --The Australian Womersley's writing is poetic and original; his insights into human character are true. --The Monthly Womersley is one of the unrepentantly daring and original talents in the landscape of Australian fiction. --The Sydney Morning Herald A beautifully written book from a master storyteller. --Australian Book Review An immersive tale. --Martin Shaw, Books and Publishing City of Crows is a novel of rare craftsmanship, with an enthralling plot, empathetic characters, a fascinating setting--in terms of both time and place--and the darkly dramatic appeal of the occult and the supernatural. --Good Reading A novel that entrances you, bewitches you and keeps you thoroughly enthralled. --Boomerang Books Nothing short of dazzling. Hieronymus Bosch in literary form. This book is fabulous. --Deborah Crabtree, Readings Book Store


Praise for City of Crows A brilliantly compelling read. --Australian Women's Weekly City of Crows is opulent with ancient ritual significances . . . Charlotte Picot has astonishing strength and a marvelous dignity. --Carmel Bird, The Australian Haunting. --The Australian Womersley's writing is poetic and original; his insights into human character are true. --The Monthly Womersley is one of the unrepentantly daring and original talents in the landscape of Australian fiction. --The Sydney Morning Herald A beautifully written book from a master storyteller. --Australian Book Review An immersive tale. --Martin Shaw, Books and Publishing City of Crows is a novel of rare craftsmanship, with an enthralling plot, empathetic characters, a fascinating setting--in terms of both time and place--and the darkly dramatic appeal of the occult and the supernatural. --Good Reading A novel that entrances you, bewitches you and keeps you thoroughly enthralled. --Boomerang Books Nothing short of dazzling. Hieronymus Bosch in literary form. This book is fabulous. --Deborah Crabtree, Readings Book Store


Praise for City of Crows Fascinating historical truths clash with swashbuckler tropes. . . Worth reading for the writing alone. --Kirkus A brilliantly compelling read. --Australian Women's Weekly City of Crows is opulent with ancient ritual significances . . . Charlotte Picot has astonishing strength and a marvelous dignity. --Carmel Bird, The Australian Haunting. --The Australian Womersley's writing is poetic and original; his insights into human character are true. --The Monthly Womersley is one of the unrepentantly daring and original talents in the landscape of Australian fiction. --The Sydney Morning Herald A beautifully written book from a master storyteller. --Australian Book Review An immersive tale. --Martin Shaw, Books and Publishing City of Crows is a novel of rare craftsmanship, with an enthralling plot, empathetic characters, a fascinating setting--in terms of both time and place--and the darkly dramatic appeal of the occult and the supernatural. --Good Reading A novel that entrances you, bewitches you and keeps you thoroughly enthralled. --Boomerang Books Nothing short of dazzling. Hieronymus Bosch in literary form. This book is fabulous. --Deborah Crabtree, Readings Book Store


Author Information

Chris Womersley's previous novels have been awarded the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, the Indie Award for Best Fiction, the ABIA Award for Literary Fiction, and have been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, The Age Book of the Year, and the ALS Gold Medal for Literature. His short fiction has appeared in Granta, The Best Australian Stories, Meanjin and Griffith Review. Womersley lives in Melbourne with his wife and son.

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