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The City of Lost Fortunes

(2018)
(The first book in the Crescent City series)
A novel by

 
 
A captivating contemporary fantasy set in New Orleans following Jude - a man with a talent. Jude can locate anything that has been lost. But after Katrina hits, his talent becomes a curse and he finds himself at the edge of madness...
Post–Katrina New Orleans is a place haunted by its history and by the hurricane’s destruction. Street magician Jude Dubuisson is likewise burdened by his past and by the storm, because he has a secret: the magical ability to find lost things, a gift passed down to him by the father he has never known.
Jude has been lying low since the storm, which caused so many things to be lost that it played havoc with his magic. But his retirement ends abruptly when the Fortune god of New Orleans is murdered and Jude is drawn back into the world he tried so desperately to leave. A world full of magic, monsters, and miracles. A world where he must find out who is responsible for the Fortune god’s death, uncover the plot that threatens the city’s soul, and discover what his talent has always been trying to show him: what it means to be his father’s son.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Bryan Camp's debut novel The City of Lost Fortunes is like a blessed stay in a city both distinctly familiar and wonderfully strange, with an old friend who knows just the right spots to take you to-not too touristy, and imbued with the weight of history and myth, populated by local characters you'll never forget. You'll leave sated with the sights and sounds of a New Orleans that is not quite the real city, but breathes like the real thing, a beautiful mimicry in prose that becomes its own version of reality in a way only a good story-or magic-can. You won't regret the visit." - Indra Das

"Take a walk down wild card shark streets into a world of gods, lost souls, murder, and deep, dark magic. You might not come back from The City of Lost Fortunes, but you'll enjoy the trip." - Richard Kadrey

"With sharp prose and serious literary chops, Bryan Camp delivers a masterful work of contemporary fantasy in The City of Lost Fortunes . It reads like the New Orleans-born love child of Raymond Chandler and Neil Gaiman, featuring a roguish hero you can't help but root for. It's funny, harrowing, thrilling-the pages keep turning. The City of Lost Fortunes establishes Bryan Camp as the best and brightest new voice on fantasy literature's top shelf." - Nicholas Mainieri

"In The City of Lost Fortunes, Bryan Camp delivers a high-octane tale of myth and magic, serving up the best of Neil Gaiman and Richard Kadrey. Here is New Orleans in all its gritty, grudging glory, the haunt of sinners and saints, gods and mischief-makers. Once you pay a visit, you won't want to leave!" - Helen Marshall


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Used availability for Bryan Camp's The City of Lost Fortunes

Hardback Editions

April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The City of Lost Fortunes (A Crescent City Novel)
Author(s): Bryan Camp
ISBN: 1-328-81079-8 / 978-1-328-81079-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The City of Lost Fortunes (A Crescent City Novel)
Author(s): Bryan Camp
ISBN: 1-328-58982-X / 978-1-328-58982-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Joseph Adams/Mariner Books
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: City of Lost Fortunes
Author(s): Bryan Camp
ISBN: 1-78565-657-0 / 978-1-78565-657-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

June 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The City of Lost Fortunes (The Crescent City Series)
Author(s): Bryan Camp
ISBN: 1-66446-821-8 / 978-1-66446-821-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. and Blackstone Publishing
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April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The City of Lost Fortunes
Author(s): Bryan Camp
Publisher: Recorded Books
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April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The City of Lost Fortunes
Author(s): Bryan Camp
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The City of Lost Fortunes
Author(s): Bryan Camp
Publisher: Titan Books
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April 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The City of Lost Fortunes (A Crescent City Novel)
Author(s): Bryan Camp
Publisher: John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA