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Frustrated by country life and eager for adventure and excitement, seventeen-year-old Tom Button moves to the city to study. Once there, and living in a run-down apartment block called Cairo, he is befriended by the eccentric musician Max Cheever, his beautiful wife Sally, and their close-knit circle of painters and poets.
As Tom falls under the sway of his charismatic older friends, he enters a bohemian world of parties and gallery openings. Soon, however, he is caught up in more sinister events involving deception and betrayal, not to mention one of the greatest unsolved art heists of the twentieth century: the infamous theft of Picasso's Weeping Woman.
Set among the demimonde — where nothing and nobody is as they seem — Cairo is a novel about growing up, the perils of first love, and finding one's true place in the world.
About the Author
Chris Womersley (born 1968 in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian author of crime fiction, short stories and poetry. He trained as a radio journalist and has travelled extensively to such places as India, South-East Asia, South America, North America, and West Africa. He currently lives in Melbourne, VIC.
What a pleasant surprise. A beautiful book set in Melbourne and relatable for the young and the nostalgic.
ISBN: 9781925106626 ISBN-10: 9781925106626 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 304 Published: 27th May 2015 Publisher: Scribe Publications Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1