BOOK CLUB: Crossings

Author: Alex Landragin
ISBN: 978176055725-6
RRP: $32.99
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.

Thanks to Picador Australia 10 of our Beauty and Lace Club Members will be reading Crossings so please be aware there may be spoilers in the comments below.

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