The Book of Crows

By Sam Meekings

Format: Multiple Formats

In a series of delicately interlaced stories, four lives, separated by millenia, are touched by the mysterious Book of Crows - a mythical book in which the entire history of the world - past, present and future - is written down. A stunning, lyrical exploration on fate, authority and self-determination.

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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A young girl is kidnapped and taken through the desert to an isolated mountain brothel. Two thousand years later, after a suspicious landslide near Lanzhou, a low-level bureaucrat searches for a missing colleague. A thirteenthcentury Franciscan monk, traversing the Silk Road, begins his extraordinary deathbed confession, while five hundred years earlier, a grieving Chinese poet is summoned to the Emperor's palace. In a series of delicately interlaced stories, Sam Meekings' richly poetic and gripping second novel follows the journeys of characters whose lives, separated by millennia, are all in some way touched by the mysterious Book of Crows - a mythical book in which the entire history of the world - past, present and future - is written down.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 2 Feb 2012
SKU 9781846972140-grouped
Number of Pages 400

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