Author: Alex Landragin
Publication Date: 28 May 2019
Publisher: Picador Australia
Copy: Courtesy of the Publisher
Crossings is a book with an intensely intriguing premise that seems to be quite tricky to categorise. The reviews I have seen have been positive and all seemed to categorise it a little differently.
This is an ambitious debut that is destined for repeat readings as people try reading it different ways. Brilliant story telling tool, intriguing premise and one that I look forward to finding the time for. I am excited to read what our members thought.
Synopsis from the Publisher’s website:
I didn’t write this book. I stole it…
A Parisian bookbinder stumbles across a manuscript containing three stories, each as unlikely as the other.
The first, ‘The Education of a Monster’, is a letter penned by the poet Charles Baudelaire to an illiterate girl. The second, ‘City of Ghosts’, is a noir romance set in Paris in 1940 as the Germans are invading. The third, ‘Tales of the Albatross’, is the strangest of the three: the autobiography of a deathless enchantress. Together, they tell the tale of two lost souls peregrinating through time.
An unforgettable tour de force, Crossings is a novel in three parts, designed to be read in two different directions, spanning a hundred and fifty years and seven lifetimes.
Crossings is published by Picador Australia and is available now where all good books are sold.