Record Details

Catalog Search

Crossings : consisting of three manuscripts : The education of a monster : City of ghosts : Tales of the albatross.

Landragin, Alex, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Town of Plymouth.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Pease Public Library FIC LANDRAGIN 34598000870371 New Books Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250259042
  • ISBN: 1250259045
  • Physical Description: xviii, 359 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Australia by Picador, Pan MacMillan Australia Pty Ltd"--Title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note:
The education of a monster -- City of ghosts -- Tales of the albatross.
Summary, etc.:
"Crossings is an unforgettable and explosive genre-bending debut-a novel in three parts, designed to be read in two different directions, spanning a hundred and fifty years and seven lifetimes. On the brink of the Nazi occupation of Paris, a German-Jewish bookbinder stumbles across a manuscript called Crossings. It has three narratives, each as unlikely as the next. And the narratives can be read one of two ways: either straight through or according to an alternate chapter sequence. The first story in Crossings is a never-before-seen ghost story by the poet Charles Baudelaire, penned for an illiterate girl. Next is a noir romance about an exiled man, modeled on Walter Benjamin, whose recurring nightmares are cured when he falls in love with a storyteller who draws him into a dangerous intrigue of rare manuscripts, police corruption, and literary societies. Finally, there are the fantastical memoirs of a woman-turned-monarch whose singular life has spanned seven generations. With each new chapter, the stunning connections between these seemingly disparate people grow clearer and more extraordinary. Crossings is an unforgettable adventure full of love, longing and empathy"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Bookbinders > France > Paris > Fiction.
Manuscripts > Fiction.
Paris (France) > History > Fiction.
Islands of the Pacific > History > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Historical fiction.

Additional Resources