The Resource Cairo

Cairo

Label
Cairo
Title
Cairo
Statement of responsibility
Chris Womersley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2015 INTERNATIONAL IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 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. PRAISE FOR CHRIS WOMERSLEY 'The author describes his latest book as ''a boy's coming-of-age tale, with something for everyone: a love story, a bit of betrayal, art forgery and a famous art heist''. He misses out the most important ingredient: humour. It's fun and funny. I read it all with a grin on my face.' The Sunday Age 'Chris Womersley's third novel, Cairo, is as fresh and unexpected as his first two ... an accomplished performance from a writer whose advent was dramatic and whose career has consolidated with an impressive power to surprise.' The Australian
Summary
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 and his beautiful wife Sally and their close-knit circle of painters and poets.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10231346
Cataloging source
ANL
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Womersley, Chris
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Cairo
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2502f513-0193-4b1e-84bf-4351f9a05b46
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922072672
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Cairo
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2502f513-0193-4b1e-84bf-4351f9a05b46
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781922072672
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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