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The Resource City of crows, Chris Womersley

City of crows, Chris Womersley

Label
City of crows
Title
City of crows
Statement of responsibility
Chris Womersley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set in seventeenth-century France--a country in the thrall of dark magic, its social fabric weakened by years of plague--Chris Womersley's City of Crows is a richly imagined and engrossing tour de force. Inspired by real-life events, it tells the story of Charlotte Picot, a young woman from the country forced to venture to the fearsome city of Paris in search of her only-remaining son, Nicolas. Fate (or coincidence) places the quick-witted charlatan Adam Lesage in her path. Lesage is newly released from the prison galleys and on the hunt for treasure, but, believing him to be a spirit she has summoned from the underworld, Charlotte enlists his help in finding her child. Charlotte and Lesage--comically ill-matched but nevertheless essential to one another--journey to Paris, then known as the City of Crows: Charlotte in search of Nicolas, and Lesage seeking a fresh start. Dazzlingly told, with humor and flair, City of Crows is a novel for readers who like their fiction atmospheric, adventurous, spine-tingling, and beautifully written. Pre-revolutionary France, with all its ribaldry, superstition, and intrigue is mesmerizing, and Charlotte Picot's story--the story of a mother in search of her lost son--holds universal appeal." --
Tone
Writing style
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10578732
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Womersley, Chris
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6123.O4725
LC item number
C58 2018
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poisoners
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Paris (France)
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
City of crows, Chris Womersley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1026684870
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781609454708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1026684870
Label
City of crows, Chris Womersley
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1026684870
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781609454708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1026684870

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