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City of Crows

City of Crows

by Chris Womersley
Paperback
Publication Date: 31/07/2018
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France, 1673. Desperate to save herself and her only surviving child from an outbreak of plague, the widow Charlotte Picot flees her village to seek sanctuary in Lyon.

But, waylaid on the road by slavers, young Nicolas is stolen and his mother left for dead. Charlotte fears the boy has been taken to Paris for sale, for it is well known there is no corruption in a man's heart that cannot be found in that terrible City of Crows.

Yet this is not only a story of Paris and its streets thronged with preachers, troubadours and rogues. It is also the tale of a woman who calls herself a sorceress and a demon who thinks he is a man...

"Chris Womersley's haunting novel City of Crows will take you into a nightmare labyrinth where superstition rules and where it seems the Devil calls the tune." Weekend Australian

ISBN:
9781760556792
9781760556792
Category:
Historical Fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
31-07-2018
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
400
Dimensions (mm):
197x128x25mm
Weight:
0.28kg
Chris Womersley

Chris Womersley is the bestselling author of four novels The Low Road, Bereft and Cairo and most recently City of Crows.

He has been published in the UK, US and Europe, has received the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, an Indie Award for Best Fiction, an ABIA Award for Literary Fiction and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, the Gold Dagger Award for International Crime Fiction, The Age Book of the Year and the ALS Gold Medal for Literature.

Chris's short fiction has appeared in Granta, The Best Australian Stories, Meanjin and Griffith Review and the anthologies Where there's Smoke, Sleepers X and Meanjin A-Z, and has also won or been shortlisted for numerous prizes. He lives in Melbourne with his wife and son

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