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City Of Crows

by Chris Womersley

Paperback $19.99

$19.99

City Of Crows

by Chris Womersley

Paperback $19.99

$19.99

$19.99

"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

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...

PRAISE FOR CITY OF CROWS

"A harrowing adventure and an enchanted exploration of the seductive worlds of faith, hope, love, lust and longing" Adelaide Advertiser

"Another beautifully written book from a master storyteller" Australian Book Review

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760556792
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 31/07/2018
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Historical fiction
  • Imprint: Picador Australia
  • Pages: 400
  • Price: $19.99

"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

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...

PRAISE FOR CITY OF CROWS

"A harrowing adventure and an enchanted exploration of the seductive worlds of faith, hope, love, lust and longing" Adelaide Advertiser

"Another beautifully written book from a master storyteller" Australian Book Review

Awards

Short-listed for Indie Book Awards Fiction 2018Short-listed for Indie Book Awards Fiction 2018.

Author Information

Chris Womersley's debut novel, The Low Road, won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction. His second novel, Bereft, won the Indie Award for Best Fiction, the 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 has won or been shortlisted for numerous prizes. He lives in Melbourne with his wife and son. Contact him at: chriswomersley.com

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AUTHOR EVENTS

28 June 2022

Join us for a night that celebrates Melbourne, art, friendships and one of our city's greatest writers, Chris Womersley. Melbourne, 1991. Fresh out of detox and five years after his involvement in the theft of Picasso's masterpiece The Weeping Woman from the NGV, Edward Degraves - art forger and drug addict - returns to Melbourne for a new start. All he needs is to make one last visit to The Diplomat, a seedy motel renowned for its drug dealers and eccentrics. But Edward's new-found sobriety is both a torment and a gift. As he revisits old haunts, he is confronted by reminders of the past: ruined relationships, a stalled career as an artist and - looming over everything - the death of his beloved wife Gertrude. Shot through with grief and dark comedy, The Diplomat is a powerful story of love and recovery - and a stark evocation of the fine line between self-destruction and redemption. This event is free to attend but bookings are essential.

6:30 PM

309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053
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