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City Of Crows (2018)
(eBook)


Published: [United States] : Europa Editions, 2018 Made available through hoopla
Description:  1 online resource
ISBN/ISSN: 9781609454715 (electronic bk.), 1609454715 (electronic bk.),
Language:  English


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 forced to venture to the fearsome city of Paris in search of her kidnapped son, Nicolas. Fate (or coincidence) places the quick-witted charlatan Adam Lesage in her path. Lesage is newly released from the prison galleys 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

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