Publisher details

Cairo
Author
Chris Womersley
Publisher
Scribe
Genre
Fiction
Released
01 September, 2014

Synopsis

Frustrated by country life and eager for adventure and excitement, seventeen-year-old Tom Button moves to Melbourne to study. Living in a run-down apartment block, he enters a bohemian world of poets and musicians, parties and gallery openings. Soon, however, he is caught up in 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 your true place in the world.‘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.’ Peter Pierce, The Australian‘A delightfully sensitive tale set in that wistful coming-of-age we would all like to revisit.’ Jennifer Byrne, Australian Women's Weekly‘More straight-talking than John Banville, less tricksy than Julian Barnes, Womersley nonetheless shares their interest in the adult man forged in the flames of intense youthful experience. To this he adds the tension – though not necessarily the moral questions – of crime … Womersley is a master of mood, illustrating dingy but exciting Fitzroy, with lively, tender strokes’ Estelle Tang, The Saturday Age‘One of the unrepentantly daring and original talents in the landscape of Australian fiction. ’ Sydney Morning Herald
Chris Womersley
About the author

Chris Womersley

Chris Womersley is the author of The Low Road, which won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction. His second novel, Bereft, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and won the Australian Book Industry Award for Literary Fiction and the Indie Award for Fiction. Chris lives in Melbourne.

Books by Chris Womersley

Related articles

Acknowledgment of Country

News

8 July 2020

Acknowledgment of Country

    Live Book Event: Chat with Sheila O'Flanagan

    News | Events & Festivals

    8 July 2020

    Live Book Event: Chat with Sheila O'Flanagan

      Live Book Launch: Kate Grenville's A Room Made of Leaves

      News | Events & Festivals

      6 July 2020

      Live Book Launch: Kate Grenville's A Room Made of Leaves

        A runaway, a baby and whole lot of questions: Teaching resources for When Rain Turns To Snow by Jane Godwin

        News | Book Life

        6 July 2020

        A runaway, a baby and whole lot of questions: Teaching resources for When Rain Turns To Snow by Jane Godwin

        It's About the Brain: Why Do We Still Bother With Books… When There’s So Much Online?

        News | Book Life

        6 July 2020

        It's About the Brain: Why Do We Still Bother With Books… When There’s So Much Online?

          Podcast: Hayley Katzen on Finding her Place in the World

          Podcast

          6 July 2020

          Podcast: Hayley Katzen on Finding her Place in the World

            The story behind Hodgepodge: How To Make a Pet Monster 1 by Lili Wilkinson and Dustin Spence

            News | Author Related

            3 July 2020

            The story behind Hodgepodge: How To Make a Pet Monster 1 by Lili Wilkinson and Dustin Spence

            Bookstagram is Heaven for Book Lovers

            News | Book Life

            30 June 2020

            Bookstagram is Heaven for Book Lovers

              Book Launch: Anna Downes’s Debut Fiction, The Safe Place - Join Us Live

              News | Events & Festivals

              29 June 2020

              Book Launch: Anna Downes’s Debut Fiction, The Safe Place - Join Us Live

                Podcast: Jacqueline Harvey on why Reading is Important for Kids, and How to Make it fun for Them at Home

                Podcast

                29 June 2020

                Podcast: Jacqueline Harvey on why Reading is Important for Kids, and How to Make it fun for Them at Home

                  COMMENTS

                  Leave a Reply

                  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *