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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Cairo
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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.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Reuben
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Carlton North, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Scribe , 2013 .
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      Extent: 295p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 21 August 2013
      ISBN: 9781922070517
    • Brunswick, Brunswick - Coburg area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Scribe , 2015 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 304p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 27 May 2015
      ISBN: 9781925106626

Works about this Work

Book Review – Cairo by Chris Womersley Joanne Peulen , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Booklover Book Reviews 2015;

— Review of Cairo Chris Womersley , 2013 single work novel
Review : Cairo Heather Lunney , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , November 2013; (p. 35)

— Review of Cairo Chris Womersley , 2013 single work novel
Cairo, Melbourne (Two Novels: One beautiful, One an Instant Classic) Jim Morgan , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Crikey , September 2013;

— Review of Cairo Chris Womersley , 2013 single work novel ; The Memory Trap Andrea Goldsmith , 2013 single work novel
'Jim Morgan is entertained by two fine new novels set in Melbourne: ‘The Memory Trap’ and ‘Cairo’, and wonders if “a man’s worth is measured by his ability to stake a fence.”'
Well Read Patrick Allington , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 August 2013; (p. 26)

— Review of Cairo Chris Womersley , 2013 single work novel ; The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt Tracy Farr , 2012 single work novel
Chris Womersley's World of Mullets, Music and Coco Pops at the Black Cat Fiona Gruber , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 1 November 2013;

— Review of Cairo Chris Womersley , 2013 single work novel
Beguiling Lives of Movers and Fakers Peter Pierce , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 August 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of Cairo Chris Womersley , 2013 single work novel
Art at the Heart of Well-Crafted Story Estelle Tang , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 August - 1 September 2013; (p. 23) The Saturday Age , 31 August 2013; (p. 27) The Canberra Times , 31 August 2013; (p. 22)

— Review of Cairo Chris Womersley , 2013 single work novel
'A Pinch of Picasso and a bite of bohemian beauty combine in this compelling tale.'
Brush with the Corrupt Blanche Clark , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 31 August - 1 September 2013; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Cairo Chris Womersley , 2013 single work novel
A Victimless Crime Jennifer Mills , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , September 2013;

— Review of Cairo Chris Womersley , 2013 single work novel
Chris Womersley : Cairo Robyne Young , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , October 2013;

— Review of Cairo Chris Womersley , 2013 single work novel
A Life Education Martin Shaw (interviewer), 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , July vol. 93 no. 1 2013; (p. 30)
'In his new novel Cairo, Chris Womersley recreates Melbourne life in the 1980s. The author spoke to Martin Shaw.'
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